autocrat

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French autocrate, itself from Ancient Greek αὐτοκρατής (autokratḗs, sovereign), from αὐτο- (auto-, self) (combinatory form of αὐτός (autós)) + κρατία (kratía, rule) (from κράτος (krátos, strength, power))

Noun[edit]

autocrat (plural autocrats)

  1. An absolute ruler with infinite power.
    Synonyms: autocrator, despot, dictator, monarch, tyrant, strongman
  2. A title borne by some such monarchs, as in Byzantium and tsarist Russia.

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References[edit]

  • autocrat” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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