What does the word autocrat mean?

Usage examples for autocrat

  1. If the latter should not before his death have named his own successor, the Council by a process of elimination is reduced to three, and these cast lots which shall name the new Autocrat from among the youths deemed worthy of the throne, of whom six are seldom living at the same time. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. He had been given full charge and was an absolute autocrat. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  3. Before he had been a month on the branch as its " old man" and autocrat, he had won the good- will and loyalty of the rank and file, from the office men in the headquarters to the pick- and- shovel contingent on the sections. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde