from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ruler having unlimited power; a despot.
- n. A person with unlimited power or authority: a corporate autocrat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An absolute ruler with infinite power
- n. A title borne by some such Monarchs, as in Byzantium and tsarist Russia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction.
- n. One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An absolute prince or sovereign; a ruler or monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions: as, “the autocrat of all the Russias,” a title assumed by the emperor of Russia.
- n. One who is invested with or assumes unlimited authority in any relation: as, “The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table” (title of a book)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cruel and oppressive dictator
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.
Whether Labor or the State as the autocrat is preferable to existing capitalistic control, beholden as it is, in some measure at least, to both Labor and the State, is something to which conditions in Europe at the present time afford an all-sufficient answer.
Food price protests were seen a factor in the ousting of Indonesia's long-term autocrat
McCain seemed to think he was a Latin American autocrat - despite the reporter repeatedly saying "I am talking about Spain."
When in the future you look up the word autocrat in the dictionary, I expect only to find Obama's name as an explanation.
Apparently, McCain thought Zapatero was a Latin American autocrat.
Among other gifts of the autocrat was a pension, by which, however, the high-spirited patriot would never consent to profit.
I was an "autocrat" whose saving grace, such as it was, came from the vague quality of being "larger than life."