monocracy
[ moh-nok-ruh-see ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
mono- + -cracy; modeled on aristocracy, democracy
Synonyms
  • autarchy
  • autocracy
  • despotism
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny
Antonyms
  • democracy
Definition
government by only one person; autocracy
Example
Monocracy is the rule or government by one single person.
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