Alt. of Autocratical
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\au`to*crat"ic\ (&?;), autocratical \au`to*crat"ic*al\ (&?;), ] a. of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government. -- au`to*crat"ic*al*ly , adv.
1. of the nature of or relating to an autocrat; "an autocratic ruler" [syn: autocratical]
2. relating to or of the nature of or having characteristics of an autocracy; "an autocratic government"; "autocratic political rule" [syn: autocratical]
3. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner" [syn: bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory]
4. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government" [syn: authoritarian, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannical]