Autocrat

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Autocrat

1. A leader in a government who wields complete and total power. While autocrats do not exist in practice, dictatorships often concentrate power in only a few persons.

2. A person who believes that autocracy is a desirable form of government.
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Spencer autocratically answered his own question, mandating that self-preservation is the appropriate goal in a survival of the fittest world that he bastardized from Darwin's principles of natural selection.
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Irrespective of the degrees of success in mirroring the colonial spaces after the metropolitan imaginary, the 1930s' assimilationist constructions of empire had found it necessary to distance Portugal from the imagery of the supreme imperial center, detached, autocratically and exploitatively decreeing over its colonial possessions.
This "assured them an apprenticeship in political life that the Muslim masses, who were governed autocratically, lacked," Brague writes.
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There needs to be a climate where people are making ethical decisions together rather than autocratically," she said.
52) Kefaya argues that "the political parties are partly responsible because they acquiesced to the restrictions on the one hand and have been autocratically run from within on the other.
Counseling theories should not be allowed to autocratically impose the way that time is narrated within counseling processes.
Moscow also has started reasserting itself in relations with the other former Soviet republics, and Putin has, somewhat autocratically, reasserted his government's control over the private sector and provincial governments.