autocrat


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

autocrat

a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
References in classic literature ?
This favour was dispensed to you from under an overbearing scowl, which is the true expression of the great autocrat when he has made up his mind to give a battering to some ships and to hunt certain others home in one breath of cruelty and benevolence, equally distracting.
Why, my dear sir, that cameleopard is no other than Antiochus Epiphanes, Antiochus the Illustrious, King of Syria, and the most potent of all the autocrats of the East
The autocrat, who subsequently held a fixed election to call himself President, must either improve passenger, staff and baggage checks or find foreigners will boycott the country.
The grassroots political movement was been instrumental in igniting the 25 January Revolution in 2011 that toppled former autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
She bred Jamr, a Group 3 winner in Abu Dhabi last year after racking up four victories in Meydan handicaps, and Autocrat, who won four races.
Tunisia has been struggling economically since a 2011 uprising toppled its former autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
Libya is plagued with chaos and political instability four years after the removal of longtime autocrat Moammar Gaddafi.
Failed attempts themselves may change outcomes; an autocrat who survives an assassination attempt may crack down on opposition groups, leading a country further from democracy.
Except for Tunisia (the only Arab country whose autocrat was also a modernizer), that awakening fizzled out.
Sabbagh was shot dead during protests a day before the anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Four years after toppling autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, the country is widely praised as a model for the region, having held free elections last year and adopted a new constitution.
With its transition to democracy complete after a 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's government is turning its attention to tackling economic reforms and also security with a crackdown on extremists.