autocracy

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auto- +‎ -cracy, from Ancient Greek αὐτοκρατής (autokrates, one who governs alone), from αὐτός (autos, single, self, same, alone) + κράτος (kratos, power).

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autocracy (plural autocracies)

  1. A form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 21:45