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Within three years he had full control and adopted a famously autocratic management style. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The captain was given a share of the spoils and autocratic power. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Watching the internet enable citizens to challenge autocratic governments has been inspiring. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is hard to pull off in companies led by an autocratic leader. Christianity Today (2000)The power of technology has often been thought to favour autocratic regimes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He must step down to stop undermining the game with his autocratic style. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Social engineering is the practice of autocratic governments. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The dictatorship of the proletariat became in practice personal power wielded by an autocratic leader. Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Such ambiguity is anathema to autocratic regimes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Does he really hold as much sway over them as an autocratic management style suggests? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Public anger at his autocratic ways and government corruption boiled over into mass street protests last year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It gives that company almost autocratic powers and makes it very hard for retailers to turn down their demands. Kiam, Victor Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)F1 is a favourite toy for autocratic regimes, mainly because so few can afford it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Should Britain be helping to fund an increasingly autocratic leader? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Furthermore, some organisations have a history of autocratic leaders whose style becomes not only acceptable but required. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But his autocratic style and often brutal manner also went down badly with many of the orchestra's musicians. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And autocratic regimes are realising they may not have to listen to Western lectures about human rights any more. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet there is a common anxiety: the corruption of the political class and fears of a slide towards more autocratic government. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If the world's two largest powers share a common commitment to autocratic government then autocracy is not dead as an ideology. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The players aren't happy because the management is autocratic and they're not sure about their own futures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'autocratic'

British English: autocratic ADJECTIVE
An autocratic person or organization has complete power and makes decisions without asking anyone else's advice.
The people have grown intolerant in recent weeks of the King's autocratic ways.

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