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autocrat

a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
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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.
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.
On the other hand, his work destroyed viable communities; he wielded his powers autocratically and didn't much pay attention to anyone else's views, especially the people who lived in neighborhoods he proposed to tear down; and he seemed to care more about the movement of cars than the well-being of people and communities.
Dr Martin was not exercising any form of compassion when he autocratically decided some of his patients were better off dead," he said.
Although Japan was autocratically ruled by a military junta before World War II, the formidable civil society movements of the Meiji and Taisho periods allowed the country to endorse the U.
The French policy, like any extreme measure of control, stems from a profound fear of losing all control; the Republic that now behaves autocratically, having been born with the Revolution and having repeatedly collapsed at the hands of the Reaction, fears (unconsciously perhaps) for its life.
Moses' adoption of a monotheistic God had huge political ramifications, for it created the universalistic thinking necessary for instituting imperialism: "In Egypt monotheism had grown--as far as we understand its growth- -as an ancillary effect of imperialism; God was the reflection of a Pharaoh autocratically governing a great world Empire" (80).
Of the old prerogatives of nobility nothing was left; once they [the nobility] ruled autocratically over twenty millions of serfs, now they were themselves .
Finally, with respect to the UK monetary policy framework, the classification of monetary policy committee types by Blinder (2007) into autocratically collegial, genuinely collegial, and individualistic varieties has particular saliency.
Though Russia today is autocratically governed, the introduction of a Chinese-style dictatorship seems hardly plausible, while GDP per capita was $15,800 (Dh58,028) last year, or almost three times that of China.