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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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The State has arrogantly and autocratically cast aside centuries of rich brewing tradition by taking it upon itself to redefine terms that reference flavor and production method as a simple shorthand for alcoholic strength.
The other alternative of course is to continue giving lip service to 'democratic transformation' while in reality operating autocratically which is not without a price.
The Islah Party and the Yemeni Socialist Party communicate and discuss autocratically with the regime and other concerned parties, in an attempt to resolve Yemen's crisis whilst ignoring the other four [JMP member] parties," said Zaid.
The army said violence at the protest was caused by elements "that backed the counter-revolution" - an apparent reference to those loyal to Mubarak, who ruled autocratically for 30 years.
Pashas, khedives, sultans, kings, colonial proconsuls, colonels, and generals have taken turns ruling it autocratically and ruthlessly.
Prime Minister Yanukovych, elected a year ago, favours Moscow and Russia in foreign policy and religion and recently autocratically moved three parishes from the Ukrainian Orthodox to the Moscow Patriarchate, in the old Russian style of treating the Orthodox Church as a Department of State (CNS, "Step forward for Catholic-Orthodox relations?
I have always been a man of quick decision in business matters, not autocratically but I certainly don't hang about when trouble is brewing, as it clearly was.
But Egyptians in Wales fear their homeland, which has been ruled autocratically under emergency law since 1967, has a long and bumpy road ahead.
Of course the weakness in autocratically imposed decisions is that they are less likely to be sensitive to their impact on other people and systems at lower levels.
Public occasions and ceremonies enriched and commemorated individual and group lives and broke down the sense of isolation, long the bane of a vast and autocratically governed empire.
Their machinations provide a lens through which to observe part of the transition of New South Wales from an autocratically governed penal colony to a democratic society, a transition which bristled with factional contests for voice in both government and public opinion, as established colonial values and social structures were threatened and reshaped.
56, respectively, indicating acceptance of the approaches, while 3 of the items, handling subordinate with levity, adopting a laissez-faire attitude, and enforcing laws autocratically having values of 1.