Autocracy

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AUTOCRACY. The name of a government where the monarch is unlimited by law. Such is the power of the emperor of Russia, who, following the example of his predecessors, calls himself the autocrat of all the Russias.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This was evident in the naming of newly built or rebuilt cities in Galilee (as previously noted) and in the growth of his administrative apparatus for the region: Indeed the name autokrator as applied to Sepphoris and the calling of Tiberias after the Emperor shows how much he kept Roman imperial patronage in his sights.