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(Au`to*chron"o*graph) n. [Auto- + chronograph.] An instrument for the instantaneous
self- recording or printing of time. Knight.
(Au*toch"thon) n.; pl. E. Authochthons L. Autochthones [L., fr. Gr. pl. from the land
itself; a'yto`s self + earth, land.]
1. One who is supposed to rise or spring from the ground or the soil he inhabits; one of the original inhabitants
or aborigines; a native; commonly in the plural. This title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, particularly
2. That which is original to a particular country, or which had there its origin.
(Au*toch"tho*nal Au`thoch*thon"ic) Autochthonous
(Au*toch"tho*nous) a. Aboriginal; indigenous; native.
(Au*toch"tho*nism) n. The state of being autochthonal.
(Au*toch"tho*ny), n. An aboriginal or autochthonous condition.
(Au"to*clave) n. [F., fr. Gr. a'yto`s self + L. clavis key.] A kind of French stewpan with a
steam-tight lid. Knight.
(Au*toc"ra*cy) n.; pl. Autocracies. [Gr. : cf. F. autocratie. See Autocrat.]
1. Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.
The divine will moves, not by the external impulse or inclination of objects, but determines itself by an
2. Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.
3. Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy. Barlow.
4. (Med.) The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the
individual; also, the vital principle. [In this sense, written also autocrasy.] Dunglison.
(Au"to*crat) n. [Gr. self + strength, strong: cf. F. autocrate. See Hard, a.]
1. An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of
absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias
2. One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.
The autocrat of the breakfast table.
(Au`to*crat"ic 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.
(Au*toc"ra*tor) n. An autocrat. [Archaic]
(Au`to*cra*tor"ic*al) a. Pertaining to an autocrator; absolute. [Obs.] Bp. Pearson.
(||Au*toc"ra*trix) n. [NL.] A female sovereign who is independent and absolute; a title
given to the empresses of Russia.
(Au"to*crat*ship) n. The office or dignity of an autocrat.