Meaning of AUTOCRACY in English
A system of government in which supreme political power to direct all the activities of the state is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints or nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of coup d'etat or mass insurrection).
[See also: dictatorship , totalitarianism , fascism ]
English glossary of political economy terms. Английский глоссарий политико-экономических терминов. 2012