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despotic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despotic  \Des*pot"ic\,  Despotical  \Des*pot"ic*al\,  a.  [Gr.  ?: 
  cf  F.  despotique.] 
  Having  the  character  of  or  pertaining  to  a  despot;  absolute 
  in  power;  possessing  and  abusing  unlimited  power;  evincing 
  despotism;  tyrannical;  arbitrary.  --  {Des*pot"ic*al*ly},  adv 
  --  {Des*pot"ic*al*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  despotic 
  adj  1:  belonging  to  or  having  the  characteristics  of  a  despot  [syn: 
  {despotical}] 
  2:  ruled  by  or  characteristic  of  a  despot;  "moved  from  a  feudal 
  to  a  despotic  order";  "his  administration  was  arrogant  and 
  despotic" 
  3:  characteristic  of  an  absolute  ruler  or  absolute  rule  having 
  absolute  sovereignty;  "an  authoritarian  regime"; 
  "autocratic  government";  "despotic  rulers";  "a  dictatorial 
  rule  that  lasted  for  the  duration  of  the  war";  "a 
  tyrannical  government"  [syn:  {authoritarian},  {autocratic}, 
  {dictatorial},  {tyrannical}] 




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