- autocrat (n.)
- 1803, from French autocrate, from Greek autokrates "ruling by oneself, absolute, autocratic," from autos- "self" (see auto-) + kratia "rule," from kratos "strength, power" (see -cracy). First used by Robert Southey, with reference to Napoleon. An earlier form was autocrator (1789), used in reference to the Russian Czars. Earliest form in English is the fem. autocratress (1762).
- 1. Murphy's powerfully spoken Oedipus is an autocrat of iconic grandeur.
- 2. Emperor Nero was an autocrat.
- 3. He was an accomplished politician and a crafty autocrat.
- 4. It'seems to me that you talk like a great autocrat.
- 5. Republican in title he was, but an autocrat at heart.
- 他名义上是共和主义者, 但内里却是个专制君主.
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