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Definition of "monocracy" []

  • Government or rule by a single person; autocracy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monocracy" in a sentence
  • "Professor Themba Sono, a political science lecturer and member of a tiny splinter party, feared for South Africa under the ANC, which he said was working towards a "monocracy", or one-party state."
  • "The kind of monocracy that Gadhafi has created is not very much influenced by religion politically as much as it is influenced by religion socially, said Akl."
  • "But his critics, including the main opposition party, the Socialists, said they would increase the power of the already semiroyal president, creating a "monocracy.""