AskDefine | Define autocratical

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autocratical adj
1 of the nature of or relating to an autocrat; "an autocratic ruler" [syn: autocratic]
2 relating to or of the nature of or having characteristics of an autocracy; "an autocratic government"; "autocratic political rule" [syn: autocratic]

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  1. Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.
    In recent times the British prime minister has become increasingly autocratic.
  2. Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
    Despite his lack of any actual authority his autocratic demeanour annoyed many of his colleagues.
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