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Autocracy vs. Dictatorship

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Autocracynoun

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

Dictatorshipnoun

A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique.

Autocracynoun

(countable) An instance of this government.

Dictatorshipnoun

A government which exercises autocratic rule.

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.’;

Dictatorshipnoun

Any household, institution, or other organization that is run under such sovereignty or autocracy.

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Autocracynoun

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

Dictatorshipnoun

The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.

Autocracynoun

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

Dictatorshipnoun

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Autocracynoun

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

Dictatorship

A dictatorship is a form of government characterized by a single leader or group of leaders and little or no toleration for political pluralism or independent media. According to other definitions, democracies are a form of government in which therefore, dictatorships are .With the advent of the 19th and 20th centuries, dictatorships and constitutional democracies emerged as the world's two major forms of government, gradually eliminating monarchies with significant political power, the most widespread form of government in the pre-industrial era.

‘those who govern are selected through periodically contested elections (in years)’; ‘not democracies,.’;

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Autocracynoun

a political system governed by a single individual

Autocracynoun

a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

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’;

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