Autocrat – ruler with absolute power
To remember the definition of the word autocrat, use the following mnemonic:
His autocue was attacked by a rat (autocrat) so the dictator found it hard to make his speech.
Dictators are autocrats.
Examples of autocrat in a sentence
She was an autocrat and would not listen to anyone else's ideas.
The managing director behaved like an autocrat and always got his own way.
Far from being an autocrat, she likes to listen to everyone's views before making a democratic decision.