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Autocracy vs. Dictator

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Autocracynoun

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

Dictatornoun

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

‘Dictators are always punished eventually.’;

Autocracynoun

(countable) An instance of this government.

Dictatornoun

(historical) 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.

Autocracynoun

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

‘The divine will moves, not by the external impulse or inclination of objects, but determines itself by an absolute autocracy.’;

Dictatornoun

A tyrannical boss or authority figure.

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Autocracynoun

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

Dictatornoun

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

Autocracynoun

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

Dictatornoun

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

Autocracynoun

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

Dictatornoun

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

‘Invested with the authority of a dictator, nay, of a pope, over our language.’;

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Autocracynoun

a political system governed by a single individual

Dictatornoun

a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

Autocracynoun

a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

Dictatornoun

a ruler who is unconstrained by law

Autocracy

Autocracy is a system of government in which supreme power over a state is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of coup d'état or other forms of rebellion).In earlier times, the term autocrat was coined as a favorable description of a ruler, having some connection to the concept of as well as an indication of grandeur and power. This use of the term continued into modern times, as the Russian Emperor was styled as late as the early 20th century.

‘lack of conflicts of interests’; ‘Autocrat of all the Russias’;

Dictatornoun

a person behaves in an tyrannical manner;

‘my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime’;

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Dictator

A dictator is a political leader who possesses absolute power. A dictatorship is a state ruled by one dictator or by a small clique.

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