1. [syn: tyrant, autocrat, despot]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Autocrat \Au"to*crat\, n. [Gr. ?; ? self + ? strength, ? strong:
cf. F. autocrate. See Hard, a.]
1. An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises
the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not
subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a
title of the Czar).
2. One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or
relation; a despot.
The autocrat of the breakfast table. --Holmes.
[1913 Webster] Autocratic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a cruel and oppressive dictator [syn: tyrant, autocrat,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "autocrat":
Simon Legree, absolute monarch, absolute ruler, all-powerful ruler,
arrogator, autarch, caesar, commissar, czar, despot, dictator,
disciplinarian, driver, duce, hard master, martinet, oligarch,
oppressor, pharaoh, slave driver, stickler, tyrant, usurper,