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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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The tempter stood by him, too,--blinded by furious, despotic will,--every moment pressing him to shun that agony by the betrayal of the innocent.
The public is despotic in its temper; it is capable of denying common justice when too strenuously demanded as a right; but quite as frequently it awards more than justice, when the appeal is made, as despots love to have it made, entirely to its generosity.
On one side the religious multitude, with their sad visages and dark attire, and on the other, the group of despotic rulers, with the high churchman in the midst, and here and there a crucifix at their bosoms, all magnificently clad, flushed with wine, proud of unjust authority, and scoffing at the universal groan.
To her, Monsieur de Valois was a despotic monarch who did right in all things.
Here am I," said Suzanne, sitting down on the bed and jangling the curtain-rings back along the rod with despotic vehemence.
Razumov, as has been seen, was aware of more subtle ways in which an individual may be undone by the proceedings of a despotic Government.
This has resulted in harsh criticism from a number of the most oppressive and despotic regimes who want the media to portray only their side of the story - and have even called for the closure of the AJMN.
The Founding Day of Azad Jammu Kashmir government is observed every year to celebrate the founding anniversary of Azad Jammu Kashmir government formed this day on October 24, 1947 after the AJK territory was liberated by the valiant sons of the soil from the clutches of the despotic Dogra rule.
This, of course, did not prevent Theresa May (pictured) visiting Turkey in January of this year to secure PS100m worth of fighter jet sales to this despotic regime.
45pm An Orwellian thriller set in a future England where a despotic government is terrorising the populace.
With him as [agrarian reform secretary], the days of despotic landlords will soon be over,' Jansept Geronimo, spokesperson of Kilusan Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo at Katarungang Panlipunan (Katarungan), said in a phone interview on Monday.
Hearts managed to win their opening eight games under George Burley in 2005 before the manager was sacked by despotic owner Vladimir Romanov.