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Exercising unlimited authority or control over the actions of a group.
[G. autokratēs, ruling absolutely, fr. autos self, + krateō, to rule]
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Thus, the growth-enhancing benefits of corruption may be less than those under an autocracy.
His Vision 2030 constitutes a needed upgrading of autocracy.
Finally, assertions that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is planning on widening the breadth of its city wars in the Southeast on March 21 (Nevruz), as well as the apparent approach of the end of the civil war in Syria, should both be seen as actual developments likely to restrict and bind the rule of autocracy in Turkey.
Democracy does not automatically replace autocracy, and well-functioning institutions of law, education and governance can vanish overnight.
She by no means intends to feed the narrative of doomed autocracy but rather to read each killing as a juncture "in a historical road that pointed in several directions" (11).
And accordingly for it the Gazans rattle as much in the eyes of the Egyptian deep state as it does in that of the Saudis and many a sheikhdom and many an autocracy.
He continued that there were not a partnership, but it was autocracy, and the authorities in Baghdad want to control everything, and this is unacceptable to us.
Kalimpong: Affirming that Darjeeling is part of West Bengal and it is inseparable, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) of imposing an autocracy in the hills by forcibly organising shutdowns and warned that such action would not be tolerated.
Apparently, the choice for the people in the state is limited to autocracy or mobocracy, which Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav governments represent.
IN THE WAVE'S AFTERWORD, GERECHT envisioned Egyptian autocracy crumbling under assault by a democratic pincer movement of Islamists on the right and secularists (with their minority Christian allies) on the left.
REGARDING Sandra Witter's letter in Wednesday's Coventry Telegraph (Letters May 22) you have the empathy and abhorrence of all Blue Card holders after your skirmish with the canons of parochial autocracy.