What are the opposite words for democracy?

Democracy is a system of government where power is distributed among the people. The antonyms for democracy could be dictatorship, monarchy, tyranny or autocracy. A dictatorship suggests that all power is vested in the hands of one person, whereas in a monarchy, power is held by a king or queen. A tyranny implies that the ruler suppresses the people's rights and freedoms to maintain power. Autocracy refers to a leader who has complete authority over the government. In contrast to democracy, these forms of governance have little to no participation from the people and focus on the authority of a single person.

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bi lateral
multilateral, unilateral, detached.