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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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Example: his constant denigration of responsible media as "fake news" and the "real enemy of the people." That term has been adopted by autocrats to persecute press critics, from Poland to the Philippines to Moscow (where many journalists have been murdered).
It is Museveni.We are in uncharted territory in African politics as more veteran autocrats retire or are ousted.
Pining for a crown, Putin forgets that Russian monarchy, for all its splendor, was always a minefield, because an autocrat's contempt for law leaves him vulnerable to mob justice.
There are two stages to becoming a scary autocrat. First, you have to get into a position to seize power.
Libya's chaos, five years after the uprising that led to the ousting and killing of long-time autocrat Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has allowed IS to take control of several cities.
She bred Jamr, a Group 3 winner in Abu Dhabi last year after racking up four victories in Meydan handicaps, and Autocrat, who won four races.
Except for Tunisia (the only Arab country whose autocrat was also a modernizer), that awakening fizzled out.
The extent of moral corruption in diplomatic relations with Egypt is becoming more repulsive each day; with so called consolidated democracies' unprecedented efforts to make the notorious autocrat that is called Al-Sisi feel "welcome" in world's capitals.
The protests were staged to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, and came a day after a female protester was shot dead while participating in a peaceful protest in downtown Cairo.
The previous house was controlled by Islamists, who came to power in the country's first democratically held vote following the 2011 uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Summary: Veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country's first free presidential election, in the final step of a transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.