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autocrat

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.tə.kræt/ us    /ˈɑː.t̬ə-/
a ruler with unlimited power, or someone who demands that people completely obey them
Translations of “autocrat”
in Spanish autócrata…
in French autocrate…
in German der/die Autokrat(in)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁者, 專制者, 獨斷專行的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁者, 专制者, 独断专行的人…
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