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What does "Autocrat" mean?

Definition

(a.) An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar (a.) One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot


Synonyms despot, tyrant


Word Family autocratic, autocratically, autocrats