a) Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.

In recent times the British prime minister has become increasingly autocratic.

b) Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.

Despite his lack of any actual authority his autocratic demeanour annoyed many of his colleagues.

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