1Relating to a ruler who has absolute power: the constitutional reforms threatened his autocratic power
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- That's why in dictatorships or autocratic regimes those in power move quickly to suppress a free press.
- It will not be possible for anything like these figures to go through unless the Government takes autocratic powers, and uses them to the full.
- But in other areas there will be total chaos because none of these autocratic rulers have any line of succession.
1.1Taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering: an autocratic management style
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- But her ‘domineering, autocratic style’ and her sometimes volatile temperament are also highlighted.
- Sources tell me that this autocratic style led to managerial paralysis in the party and that the current leadership are doing their best to sort it all out.
- The Ambulance Service has been condemned in an official report for having autocratic management and out of date equipment.
despotic, tyrannical, dictatorial, totalitarian, autarchic;
undemocratic, one-party, monocratic;
domineering, draconian, overbearing, high-handed, peremptory, imperious;
harsh, rigid, inflexible, illiberal, oppressive, iron-fisted
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- A party with an overwhelming majority cannot ignore the voices of civil society or political opposition, without risking both the accusation of arrogance and the insidious temptation to act autocratically.
- He reigned autocratically for more than 32 years, but following his downfall his handpicked successor led a transitional government into free elections.
- Faculty members complained that he behaved autocratically in establishing the center without soliciting their advice and consent.
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