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Other Despotic Definition

[adj] 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"
[adj] ruled by or characteristic of a despot; "moved from a feudal to a despotic order"; "his administration was arrogant and despotic"
[adj] belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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