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an absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive

one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority

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a cruel and oppressive dictator

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In his scathing privilege speech delivered during the session on Tuesday, Lagman minced no words in calling Marcos a plunderer, a tyrant and a despot, responsible for the killing and silencing of critics during his regime when he imposed martial law.
Is it a simple coincidence that Saddam was the favored leader for not only other useful despots in the region, but also for Western democracy although he permeated a regime of total oppression on Kurds, Turkmen and Shiites?
Societies that give way to fear end up as puppets and prisoners of despots.
Kaliakra was the capital of a short-lived, 14th-century principality in the Dobruja region, which was ruled Despot Dobrotitsa.
Communes and Despots in Medieval and Renaissance Italy demonstrates how Jones's careful analyses of government and civic institutions continue to resonate amongst his peers.
The Social Democrats who now criticise Sweden indirect support for Arab despots propagated for only a year ago for the benefit of the African Union, with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the lead.
In this new version, the cards present pictures and information on notorious historical despots.
Despots do not believe in timely exits, because they do not believe they should exit.
The authors look at the various city-states, some theoretically democracies, some ruled by despots.
Summary: At the end of February, total despots in at licensed banks in Jordan rose 2 percent to JD20.
Despots usually show aggression to other cats, but this one may be unhappy about your dog being in his territory.
Being totalitarian, dictators and despots think they can control everything.
Sylvia Brooke was the consort of His Highness, Sir Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, the last in a bizarre dynasty of English despots who ruled a jungle kingdom on Borneo until 1946.
Despots do not usually act alone in enacting their oppression.
IN response to Mr Forrest's letter (Viewpoints, July 9), I would like to add: when are our council despots going to apologise to the rest of the world for speeding up carbon pollution?