despot definition

  • noun:
    • A ruler with absolute energy.
    • an individual who wields energy oppressively; a tyrant.
    • A Byzantine emperor or prince.
    • An Eastern Orthodox bishop or patriarch.
    • A ruler with absolute power; a tyrant.
    • A title awarded to senior members of the imperial family when you look at the belated Byzantine Empire, and advertised by different independent or semi-autonomous rulers into the Balkans (12th to fifteenth hundreds of years)
    • A master; a lord; particularly, a complete or irresponsible ruler or sovereign.
    • One who guides aside from a constitution or rules; a tyrant.
    • An absolute ruler; a person who governs according to their own will, under a recognized right or customized, but uncontrolled by constitutional limitations and/or wishes of his topics; a sovereign who is himself in theory the source of most legislation.
    • A tyrant; an oppressor; person who or a body which workouts legal energy tyrannically or oppressively, as either sovereign or master.
    • An honorary subject associated with Byzantine emperors, afterward of people in their own families, and conferred as a title of company on vassal rulers and governors: since, the despots of Epirus.
    • Synonyms Autocrat, dictator.
    • a cruel and oppressive dictator

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