pertaining to or of the nature of autocracy or of an autocrat; absolute:
like an autocrat; tyrannical; despotic; domineering:
autocratic behavior; an autocratic person.
In October of 2011, Libya was finally freed from autocratic rule after 42 years of oppression under the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
How Goldman Sachs Rescued Libya Joshua Brown February 2, 2014
Sure, we all hope that present autocratic friends will help with a peaceful and orderly transition toward real democracy.
Libya Protests: Watch Out, Barack Obama Leslie H. Gelb February 21, 2011
Look at Russia, that autocratic democracy led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a kind of Stalinist hippie.
Leslie H. Gelb on a World in Crisis—and What Obama Should Do Leslie H. Gelb December 13, 2011
Taken together, an autocratic leader and a flatlining stock price are powerful motivators for a coup d’etat.
Brewing Coup Against Microsoft CEO Peter Lauria July 20, 2010
Michael Moynihan does not mourn the passing of this autocratic showman—and says his mad dreams will likely die with him.
Hugo Chávez Dead at 58: Good Riddance! Michael Moynihan March 4, 2013
No rule is free from faults, and when it is autocratic a possible claimant for the chief post is a danger to the State.
The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
The answer was covered by the autocratic clang on the engine-room gong.
End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
Sue was loath to go, fearing she could not get back before you arrived, but you know your Aunt Clay and how 29 autocratic she is.
Molly Brown’s Post-Graduate Days Nell Speed
At present, an autocratic bureaucracy with no one man at the top.
Equation of Doom Gerald Vance
One of the most important of these was caused by the rapid development of the autocratic Power.
Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
of or relating to an absolute and unrestricted ruler
domineering or dictatorial
1823, from French autocratique, from autocrate, from Greek autokrates (see autocrat). Earlier autocratoric (1670s) was directly from Greek autokratorikos. Autocratical is attested from 1801.
- Autocrine hypothesis
autocrine hypothesis autocrine hypothesis n. The hypothesis that tumor cells containing viral oncogenes may have encoded a growth factor normally produced by other cell types and thereby produce the factor autonomously, leading to uncontrolled proliferation.
autocrine autocrine au·to·crine (ô’tə-krĭn, -krēn’) adj. Of or relating to self-stimulation through cellular production of a factor and a specific receptor for it.
gymkhana (def 2). noun a form of motor sport in which cars race over a half-mile circuit of rough grass See also motocross, rallycross
noun trademark an electronic television prompting device whereby a prepared script, unseen by the audience, is enlarged line by line for the speaker US and Canadian name (trademark) Teleprompter Contemporary Examples He was just reading it as it appeared on autocue and quite enjoyed the royal references to Balmoral and Dumfries House. How The Royal […]