Definition of "autocrat" []

  • A ruler having unlimited power; a despot. (noun)
  • A person with unlimited power or authority: a corporate autocrat. (noun)

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Use "autocrat" in a sentence
  • "Food price protests were seen a factor in the ousting of Indonesia's long-term autocrat Suharto in 1998, and anger over a farmland purchased by South Korean firm Daewoo at a time of rising prices was in part blamed for a 2009 coup in Madagascar."
  • "Only yesterday Obama held a very good speech about good governance and democracy, today another African autocrat is preparing to renew his bail on power for yet another 7 years in spite of his judicial setbacks about his real estate in France."
  • "Besides, let us not forget that an autocrat is tied very closely to success."