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despot

des·pot

despot

 
pronunciation:
de spt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a ruler who has complete power and authority.
With the creation of the parliament, the king could no longer rule as a despot.
synonyms:
autocrat, dictator, totalitarian, tyrant
similar words:
emperor, lord, master, monarch, overlord, sovereign
definition 2: a monarch or other leader who rules tyrannically or oppressively.
The despot used his power to murder thousands of his people.
synonyms:
dictator, totalitarian, tyrant
similar words:
autocrat, emperor, lord, master, monarch, overlord, sovereign