despotic

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From Ancient Greek δεσποτικός (despotikós) via French despotique.

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despotic (comparative more despotic, superlative most despotic)

  1. Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant.
    This despotic age of the empire ended in a revolt.
  2. Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical.
    The despotic king dissolved the parliament, and took personal control of the country.

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