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despotic


despotic

adjective

Definition of DESPOTIC

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exercising power or authority without interference by others <a nation ruled by a series of despotic rulers, each seemingly worse than the last>
Synonyms arbitrary, autocratic (also autocratical), czarist (also tsarist or tzarist), despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, tyrannical (also tyrannic), tyrannous
Antonyms limited

February 27, 2015
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