'Despot' — Video Word of the Day 4/11/2019

noun - a ruler with absolute power and authority


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Our Word of the Day for April 11, 2019 is despot, a noun meaning "a ruler with absolute power and authority."

Presented as part of the Merriam-Webster and TIME Word of the Day partnership.

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