despotic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or related to a despot or tyrant.
    • functioning or ruling as a despot, tyrannical.
    • Having the character of, or regarding, a despot; absolute in energy; possessing and abusing endless energy; evincing despotism; tyrannical; arbitrary.
    • feature of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    • owned by or obtaining the traits of a despot
    • ruled by or characteristic of a despot
  • others:
    • with respect to or of nature of a despot or despotism; limitless; arbitrary; tyrannical: since, a despotic ruler; despotic federal government or energy; a despotic will.

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