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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autocratic  \Au`to*crat"ic\,  Autocratical  \Au`to*crat"ic*al\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  autocracy  or  to  an  autocrat;  absolute; 
  holding  independent  and  arbitrary  powers  of  government.  -- 
  {Au`to*crat"ic*al*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autocratic 
  adj  1:  of  the  nature  of  or  relating  to  an  autocrat;  "an  autocratic 
  ruler"  [syn:  {autocratical}] 
  2:  relating  to  or  of  the  nature  of  or  having  characteristics  of 
  an  autocracy;  "an  autocratic  government";  "autocratic 
  political  rule"  [syn:  {autocratical}] 
  3:  offensively  self-assured  or  given  to  exercising  usually 
  unwarranted  power;  "an  autocratic  person";  "autocratic 
  behavior";  "a  bossy  way  of  ordering  others  around";  "a 
  rather  aggressive  and  dominating  character";  "managed  the 
  employees  in  an  aloof  magisterial  way";  "a  swaggering 
  peremptory  manner"  [syn:  {bossy},  {dominating},  {high-and-mighty}, 
  {magisterial},  {peremptory}] 
  4:  characteristic  of  an  absolute  ruler  or  absolute  rule  having 
  absolute  sovereignty;  "an  authoritarian  regime"; 
  "autocratic  government";  "despotic  rulers";  "a  dictatorial 
  rule  that  lasted  for  the  duration  of  the  war";  "a 
  tyrannical  government"  [syn:  {authoritarian},  {dictatorial}, 
  {despotic},  {tyrannical}] 




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