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despotnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdes.pɒt/  us   /-pɑːt/
a person, especially a ruler, who has unlimited power over other people, and often uses it unfairly and cruelly: an evil despot The king was regarded as having been an enlightened despot.
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despotic
adjective uk   /dɪˈspɒt.ɪk/  us   /desˈpɑː.t̬ɪk/
a despotic government/regime
despotically
adverb uk   /dɪˈspɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /desˈpɑː.t̬ɪ-/
despotism
noun [U] uk   /ˈdes.pə.tɪ.zəm/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
After years of despotism, the country is now moving towards democracy.
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despotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdes·pət, -pɑt/
a ruler who has unlimited power and often uses it unfairly and cruelly
despotic
adjective  us   /desˈpɑt̬·ɪk, dɪs-/
a despotic regime
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