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Definition of Autocracy


  1. Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.
  2. Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.
  3. Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.
  4. The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.
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autocracy in German is Autokratie {f}