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Autocracy vs. Dictator

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Main Difference

The main difference between Autocracy and Dictator is that the Autocracy is a system of government and Dictator is a person who leads a dictatorship.

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  • Autocracy (noun)

    A form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.

  • Autocracy (noun)

    An instance of this government.

  • Dictator (noun)

    A totalitarian leader of a country, nation, or government.

    "Dictators are always punished eventually."

  • Dictator (noun)

    A magistrate without colleague in republican Ancient Rome, who held full executive authority for a term granted by the senate (legislature), typically to conduct a war.

  • Dictator (noun)

    A tyrannical boss or authority figure.

  • Dictator (noun)

    A person who dictates text (e.g. letters to a clerk).

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  • Autocracy (noun)

    Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.

  • Autocracy (noun)

    Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.

  • Autocracy (noun)

    Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.

  • Autocracy (noun)

    The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.

  • Dictator (noun)

    One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.

  • Dictator (noun)

    One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.

Webster Dictionary
  • Autocracy (noun)

    a political system governed by a single individual

  • Autocracy (noun)

    a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

  • Dictator (noun)

    a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

  • Dictator (noun)

    a ruler who is unconstrained by law

  • Dictator (noun)

    a person behaves in an tyrannical manner;

    "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"

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