monocracy

[ moh-nok-ruh-see ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

government by only one person; autocracy

Origin + Etymology

mono- + -cracy; modeled on aristocracy, democracy

Synonyms

  • autarchy
  • autocracy
  • despotism
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny

Antonyms

  • democracy

Example

Monocracy is the rule or government by one single person.

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