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tyranny

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈtɪr.ən.i/
government by a ruler or small group of people who have unlimited power over the people in their country or state and use it unfairly and cruelly: This, the president promised us, was a war against tyranny. a situation in which someone or something controls how you are able to live, in an unfair way: Women, the play seems to suggest, must resist the tyranny of domesticity.
Translations of “tyranny”
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴政,專制統治, 暴虐,專橫…
in Russian тирания…
in Turkish zorbalık, zulüm, eziyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴政,专制统治, 暴虐,专横…
in Polish tyrania…
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