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.

 

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