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autocrat

a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
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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.
Now the highly paid specialist who conveys the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Limited from Chicago to Elkhart is something of an autocrat, and he does not approve of being told how to back up to a car.
Captain Davenport was an autocrat of the sea, fearing no man, never bridling his tongue, and now he found himself unable to curse in the presence of this old man with the feminine brown eyes and the voice of a dove.
Arab autocrats as well as Tunisian leaders have since 2011 been long on promising economic reform that would create jobs and enhance career perspectives and short on delivery.
It is Museveni.We are in uncharted territory in African politics as more veteran autocrats retire or are ousted.
For example, autocrats tend to dominate every conversation and workers are unable to reply to demands.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday launched a veiled attack on the opposition for disrupting parliament proceedings and dubbing presiding officers who tried to enforce discipline as "autocrats".
Unelected autocrats cannot easily afford to dissolve the ideological glue holding their ramshackle regimes together no matter how many riches we dangle before their eyes.
Ever since taking charge of the White House, President Donald Trump has been exhibiting his fondness for the dictators and autocrats like Russian President Putin, Philippines's President Rodrigo Duterte and North Korean Kim Jong-un with whom he has developed a 'special bond' recently.
However, according to Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas ('How to steal an election in broad daylight' published in Foreign Policy on May 21, 2018) in many places, autocrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power without breaking any laws in some places through 'elected' proxies.
Though Putin is a product of the Soviet Union, where "czar" really was a derogatory word, he shows considerable fondness for the autocrats of old.
These leaders were autocrats. They used their office to enrich themselves and their families.