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autocracy

noun     /ɔːˈtɒk.rə.si/ US  /ɑːˈtɑː.krə-/
[U] government by a single person or small group that has unlimited power or authority, or the power or authority of such a person or groupSystems of government [C] a country or society that has this form of governmentSystems of government
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