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autocratic

[aw-tuh-krat-ik] /ˌɔ təˈkræt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of autocracy or of an autocrat; absolute:
autocratic government.
2.
like an autocrat; tyrannical; despotic; domineering:
autocratic behavior; an autocratic person.
Also, autocratical.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; autocrat + -ic
Related forms
autocratically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for autocratically
autocratic
1823, from Fr. autocratique, from autocrate, from Gk. autokrates (see autocrat). Earlier autocratoric (1670s) was directly from Gk. autokratorikos.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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