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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 Qing produced one great leader in Kangxi whose absolute rule over China is associated with another absolute ruler in Europe, Louis XIV of France.
Such traditional theology described a Supreme Being as an absolute Ruler, controlling all events in human history.
It was an epic downfall, with the once absolute ruler reduced to a caged invalid, a scene unthinkable before the January 25 revolution when the mere mention of his health could land an editor in jail.
The trip comes as China's leadership has been trying - so far unsuccessfully - to persuade North Korea's absolute ruler to reform his country's moribund economy and return to negotiations on ending its nuclear weapons program.
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.
Macaulay argued that the replacement of King James II, a Catholic who sought to be an absolute ruler, by his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband, William of Orange, the leader of the Dutch Republic, was a classic exercise in English good sense and moderation.
Klaus, who has been labeled by prominent psychologists as a pathologically flawed narcissist, views himself as a post-communist absolute ruler, pronouncing that "judges usurp the power which legitimately belongs in democracies to politicians.
On 17 November 1950, at the age of fifteen, he was enthroned as Tibet's absolute ruler.
He was the absolute ruler, he had absolute control so what was the impediment in his way to fight militancy and terrorism".
As long as Saddam was in the court, other defendants behaved as though he were still Iraq's absolute ruler, showing fealty to him as he entered and left the dock, and following his lead in making political speeches damning the American "occupation" and urging on the insurgents who have turned the country into a charnel house of violence.
In this regard his discussion of the waving drapery and idealized physiognomy of the bust of Francesco I d'Este (1650/51) and of Louis XIV (1665) as visual expressions of the new concept of the absolute ruler floating above his subjects is exemplary.
At the other extreme, the person elected is seen as being the absolute ruler of the city with total control over all activities, including the budget.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines "dictator" as "an absolute ruler of a state.
Absolute ruler over a state, city or other location.
Hitler was the absolute ruler of an immensely powerful country, while Ahmadinejad is but one leader of a second- or third-ranking state.