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Autocracy vs. Monarch — What's the Difference?

Autocracy vs. Monarch — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Autocracy and Monarch

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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 "lack of conflicts of interests" as well as an indication of grandeur and power. This use of the term continued into modern times, as the Russian Emperor was styled "Autocrat of all the Russias" as late as the early 20th century.
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Monarch

A monarch is a head of state for life or until abdication, and therefore the head of state of a monarchy. A monarch may exercise the highest authority and power in the state, or others may wield that power on behalf of the monarch.
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Autocracy

Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism.
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Monarch

A sole and absolute ruler.
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Autocracy

A country or state that is governed by a single person with unlimited power.
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Monarch

A sovereign, such as a king or empress, often with constitutionally limited authority
A constitutional monarch.
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Autocracy

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

One that commands or rules
"I am monarch of all I survey" (William Cowper).
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Autocracy

(countable) An instance of this government.
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Monarch

One that surpasses others in power or preeminence
"Mont Blanc is the monarch of the mountains" (Byron).
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Autocracy

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.
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Monarch

A monarch butterfly.
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Autocracy

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

The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.
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Autocracy

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

The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, and others of genus Danaus, found primarily in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.
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Autocracy

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

(Aboriginal English) A police officer.
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Autocracy

A political system governed by a single individual
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Monarch

(often capitalised) A stag which has sixteen or more points or tines on its antlers.
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Autocracy

A political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
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Monarch

The chief or best thing of its kind.
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Monarch

Any bird of the family Monarchidae.
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Monarch

A sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief.
He who reignsMonarch in heaven, . . . upheld by old repute.
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Monarch

One superior to all others of the same kind; as, an oak is called the monarch of the forest.
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Monarch

A patron deity or presiding genius.
Come, thou, monarch of the vine,Plumpy Bacchus.
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Monarch

A very large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus); - called also milkweed butterfly and monarch butterfly.
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Monarch

Superior to others; preëminent; supreme; ruling.
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Monarch

A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
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Monarch

Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
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