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Despot

A person or group that rules a country without recourse to democratic elements like free elections. Despots believe that they should rule because they know best how people ought to live. Most governments now are democracies (at least officially), but despots continue to thrive in many areas.
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NEC Electronics is proud to be one of the first companies to offer its employees the services of CoreMatter's e-Giving Workplace program," said Mike Despotes, Senior Vice President of Sales and Component Marketing at NEC Electronics, Inc.
La Place avait toujours abrite tous les contestataires, au fil de l'histoire, exprimant leurs objections contre des regimes despotes, ou brandissant des revendications pour la justice et la liberte.
By offering board-mounted Cree XLamp LEDs, Newark is helping drive the LED lighting revolution," said Mark Despotes, VP Channel Sales, Cree.
He will report to Mike Despotes, senior vice president of sales.
The addition of Digi-Key widens Cree's ability to reach growth markets for our LEDs," said Mark Despotes, Cree vice president of global channels.