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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tyrannic  \Ty*ran"nic\  (?;  277),  Tyrannical  \Ty*ran"nic*al\,  a. 
  [L.  tyrannicus  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  tyrannique  See  {Tyrant}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  tyrant;  suiting  a  tyrant;  unjustly 
  severe  in  government;  absolute;  imperious;  despotic;  cruel; 
  arbitrary;  as  a  tyrannical  prince;  a  tyrannical  master; 
  tyrannical  government.  ``A  power  tyrannical.''  --Shak. 
 
  Our  sects  a  more  tyrannic  power  assume.  --Roscommon. 
 
  The  oppressor  ruled  tyrannic  where  he  durst.  --Pope. 
  --  {Ty*ran"nic*al*ly},  adv  --  {Ty*ran"nic*al*ness},  . 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tyrannical 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  associated  with  or  resembling  a 
  dictatorship;  "tyrannical  suppression  of  liberty" 
  [syn:  {tyrannic}] 
  2:  marked  by  unjust  severity  or  arbitrary  behavior;  "the 
  oppressive  government";  "oppressive  laws";  "a  tyrannical 
  parent";  "tyrannous  disregard  of  human  rights"  [syn:  {oppressive}, 
  {tyrannous}] 
  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},  {despotic}] 




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