monocracy

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mono- +‎ -cracy

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monocracy ‎(countable and uncountable, plural monocracies)

  1. Synonym of autocracy
    • 1869, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, The Science of Rights[1], page 279:
      The question here arises: Shall it be transferred to one or to many; or shall the state, in regard to the persons who constitute its government, be a monocracy or an aristocracy?
    • 1991, William W. Freehling, The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854[2], volume 1:
      A monocracy, as traditionalists called it, also seemed dangerous.
    • 2015, M. Steven Fish, Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics[3]:
      In monocracies, the extent of closure is still greater.

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