adjective /dɛsˈpɒt.ɪk,dəˈspɒt.ɪk,dɛsˈpɑt.ɪk/
a) Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant.

This despotic age of the empire ended in a revolt.

b) Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical.

The despotic king dissolved the parliament, and took personal control of the country.

See Also: despot, despotate, despotical, despotically, despotism, despotist, despotize

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