Meaning of “tyranny” in the English Dictionary

"tyranny" in British English

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tyrannynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtɪr.ən.i/ us /ˈtɪr.ən.i/

(Definition of “tyranny” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tyranny" in American English

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tyrannynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtɪr·ə·ni/

social studies unlimited authority or use of power, or a government which exercises such power without any control or limits

tyrannical
adjective us /tɪˈræn·ɪ·kəl/

American revolutionaries believed the British government was tyrannical.
tyrannize
verb [ T ] us /ˈtɪr·əˌnɑɪz/

In school, he was the big bully who tyrannized the whole playground.
tyrant
noun [ C ] us /ˈtɑɪ·rənt/

Their father was a tyrant, feared by all his children.

(Definition of “tyranny” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)