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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.