Definition of autocrat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːtəkræt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːtəkræt//
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  1. 1a ruler who has complete power synonym despot He governed as an autocrat.
  2. 2a person who expects to be obeyed by other people and does not care about their opinions or feelings The article painted her as an autocrat, angry with her husband and out of touch with her family.
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French autocrate, from Greek autokratēs, from autos ‘self’ + kratos ‘power’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: autocrat