- Rhymes: -ætɪk
- Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.
- In recent years, the prime minister has become increasingly autocratic.
- Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
- Despite his lack of actual authority, his autocratic demeanour annoyed many of his colleagues.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for autocratic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)