autocratic

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Etymology[edit]

autocrat +‎ -ic

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autocratic (comparative more autocratic, superlative most autocratic)

  1. Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.
    In recent times the British prime minister has become increasingly autocratic.
  2. Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
    Despite his lack of any actual authority his autocratic demeanour annoyed many of his colleagues.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.