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despot

noun [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.
See also
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.
Translations of “despot”
in Vietnamese kẻ chuyên quyền…
in Spanish déspota…
in Thai นักเผด็จการ…
in Malaysian pemerintah yang berkuku besi…
in French despote…
in German der Despot…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專橫者,專制者(尤指統治者)…
in Indonesian despot…
in Russian деспот…
in Turkish dediğim dedikçi, zorba, despot…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专横者,专制者(尤指统治者)…
in Polish despot-a/ka…
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