autocratic autocratic  /ˌɔ tə ˈkræ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
  2. (adj) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

Usage(s):

  1. In the aftermath of the turmoil in the Middle East, some of the autocratic leaders had to make way for the democratic systems to sprout.
  2. The players revolted against the autocratic manner of the coach and did not turn up for practice.
  3. An autocratic manner of functioning may work for sometime but will be counter productive in the long run.

News

  1. Anti-Government Protests In Turkey Reach Syrian Border

    The anti-government protests taking place across Turkey have not bypassed Antakya, down near the Syrian border. Nightly marches and demonstrations take place in the majority Alawite part of the city, but the protesters are a mix of minority Alawites and majority Sunni Muslims. In addition to the common complaints that Prime Minister Erdogan is growing more autocratic, some are convinced that the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Italy's 5-Star seeks expulsion of rebel who criticized founder

    ROME (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement agreed on Monday to hold an online vote on the expulsion of a senator who publicly attacked its founder, Beppe Grillo, raising the risk of a split in the group. Senator Adele Gambaro last week openly expressed her unhappiness with Grillo's autocratic style, blaming him for 5-Star's poor showing in recent local elections ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. They king's concession was "a new ploy to break the Nepali people and save his autocratic monarchy", said Maoist leader Prachanda in a statement.
    on Apr 24, 2006 By: chairman Prachanda Source: BBC News

  2. "Inzamam became an autocratic and introverted captain after the Oval fiasco last year and his refusal to go on the field was overlooked by then PCB [Pakistan Cricket Board] chairman Shaharyar Khan," said Butt. "When the Board sent a selector...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Ijaz Butt Source: BBC Sport

  3. Speaking of future challenges to the Jewish state's survival, Peres noted that "there are still those who wish to annihilate us. And at their head, the autocratic Iranian regime that seeks to cast its rule over the Middle East, silence it with...
    on Apr 18, 2010 By: Shimon Peres Source: Jerusalem Post

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