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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 au·toc·ra·cy /ɔˈtɑkrəsi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Au·toc·ra·cy n.; pl. Autocracies.
 1. Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.
    The divine will moves, not by the external impulse or inclination of objects, but determines itself by an absolute autocracy.   --South.
 2. Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.
 3. Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.
 4. Med. The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.  [In this sense, written also autocrasy.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a political system governed by a single individual [syn: autarchy]
           [ant: democracy]
      2: a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single