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autocratic

adjective
 
 
/ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk/ POLITICS, WORKPLACE
controlled by one leader who has total power, and who does not allow anyone else to make decisions: autocratic leadership/management/company An autocratic management style often results in high staff turnover and low employee morale. an autocratic regime/government/leader
Translations of “autocratic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁的, 專制的, 獨斷專行的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁的, 专制的, 独断专行的…
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