tyranny


tyranny
tyranny [tir′ə nē]
n.
pl. tyrannies [ME tirannie < OFr < ML tyrannia < Gr]
1. the office, authority, government, or jurisdiction of a tyrant, or absolute ruler
2. oppressive and unjust government; despotism
3. very cruel and unjust use of power or authority
4. harshness; rigor; severity
5. a tyrannical act

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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