Meaning of autocracy

au•toc•ra•cy

Pronunciation: (ô-tok'ru-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others; the government or power of an absolute monarch.
  2. a nation, state, or community ruled by an autocrat.
  3. unlimited authority, power, or influence of one person in any group.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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