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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a political system governed by a single individual;
[syn: autocracy, autarchy]

2. a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Autocracy \Au*toc"ra*cy\, n.; pl. Autocracies. [Gr. ?: cf. F. autocratie. See Autocrat.] 1. Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy. [1913 Webster] The divine will moves, not by the external impulse or inclination of objects, but determines itself by an absolute autocracy. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat. [1913 Webster] 3. Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy. --Barlow. [1913 Webster] 4. (Med.) The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle. [In this sense, written also autocrasy.] --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

autocracy n 1: a political system governed by a single individual [syn: autocracy, autarchy] 2: a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual