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Synonyms for autocracy

Synonyms for autocracy

a government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

Synonyms for autocracy

a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

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The exhibition included Ottinger's photographs from the sets and locations of her early and transitional films, from Madame X: An Absolute Ruler, an extravagant lesbian sci-fi pirate adventure, to Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia, 1989 (which showed in the back room of the gallery), a riveting travelogue that charts the adventures of a group of Western women who are abducted from the TransSiberian Railway by a renegade band of Mongolian females.
Like when Hollywood's Ice Queen Kelly revealed she was to become Her Serene Highness to Prince Rainer, the filthy-rich last absolute ruler in Europe, her chief bridesmaid-to-be Judy Quine shrieked: "Aw, no shit, Gracie
Petersburg Times to what is now called the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and installed his chosen successor, Eugene Patterson, as the absolute ruler of the paper.
The standard history text used in every Soviet high school up until a few years ago had ten lines about Stalin--the man who was absolute ruler of the country for twenty-five years.
Eight thousand soldiers, 130 horses, plus chariots and cavalry formed a tribute worthy for an absolute ruler.
With the Saudi-led Sunni front now active in support for Shi'ite Arab communities opposed to Safawism and Khamenei's Wilayat ul-Faqih (WuF) concept, which means he represents God on Earth and thus acts as an absolute ruler in Iran, Najaf-based Grand Ayatullah Ali al-Sistani is heading a campaign against Shi'ite involvement in the Syrian war.
His subjects include nearly everything you wanted to know (and didn't want to know) about the church, including the difference between bishops and priests, the pope as an absolute ruler, and types of nuns.
Morsi took advantage of the United States' praise for the role he played in mediating between Israel and the Hamas movement to reach a ceasefire, as well as of the support of "Arab Spring" leaders, Turks and Arabs, to set himself up as absolute ruler.
Thus, a sheikh was often regarded as a first among equals, rather than an absolute ruler.
But it is similar to a coup which complements the one that took place following the extension of Ahmadinejad's presidential term that began in June 2009 and whose reverberations are still continuing until now to make the controversial president Iran's absolute ruler challenged only by some moderate conservatives.
The breathtaking building is seen as the culmination of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's extravagant ambitions for the Gulf city where he is absolute ruler.
Ralph (Ross Finbow) is a down-trodden nerd who, faced with a cruel world he can't control, invents magical game zones in which he is the absolute ruler.
Warren Jaffs, the leader of a controversial polygamist of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for polygamy, though some believe that his fall from grace was due not to his belief in plurality of marriages but because he deemed himself an absolute ruler, a prophet, a seer and revelator who authorized marriages between children and grown men.
Pinochet died shortly before he was due to go on trial for ordering two killings during his 17 years as Chile's absolute ruler.