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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by tyranny; despotic.

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  • adj. tyrannical, despotic or oppressive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tyrannical; arbitrary; unjustly severe; despotic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of tyrannical character or quality; given to or marked by tyranny; harshly despotic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

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