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despot

1. Politics an absolute or tyrannical ruler; autocrat or tyrant
2. History a title borne by numerous persons of rank in the later Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires
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A estos valores hay que sumar su caracter sagrado, como sabemos por los exvotos de equidos de santuarios como El Cigarralejo (Murcia), asi como por su asociacion al dios o daimon conocido como Despotes hippon.
However, her name is more significant than her reception of a hortatory request--that is, her name is the feminine form of the Greek despotes, meaning master or lord (hence the English despot); thus, despoina means mistress or lady (in the sense of a woman of rank and perhaps of power).
Par consequent, ils appellent a recuperer leurs terrains et a punir les coupables et despotes.
El total sometimiento de los espartiatas al nomos, que en el dialogo entre Demarato y Jerjes llega a caracterizarse como despotes (Hdt.
The difference is that the household is led by only one person (despotes) and is considered to be a monarchia, whereas the polis is governed by many.
Eric Despotes, Note, The Evidentiary Watershed: Recognizing a Post-Conviction Constitutional Right to Access DNA Evidence Under 42 U.S.C.
le fait d'un pays etrange, de despotes pervers, de fonctionnaires
Tomado del griego Seoutoxric, despotes, 'dueno', y, hablando de los Imperios Orientales, 'senor absoluto'.
Rousseau's "despote" is not Aristotle's despotes, the master who exercises private rule over his slaves in the household by dint of his possession of the "naturally ruling element." (11) Instead, it is "l'usurpateur du pouvoir Souverain" (Contrat social, 423), the absolute ruler who usurps popular sovereignty and whose apologists attempt to found this despotic rule in nature by deriving it from a natural paternal power.
El interprete afirma que, tal como se desprende de las palabras de Abrahan, hay una diferencia entre "Senor" (kyrios) y "Dueno"(despotes); este ultimo termino supone un grado mayor de miedo y respeto que el anterior; el exegeta establece algunas etimologias poco aceptables hoy dia.