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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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The Prince of Saxe Leinitzer kept up still a semblance of royalty in the State which his ancestors had ruled with despotic power.
Razumov, as has been seen, was aware of more subtle ways in which an individual may be undone by the proceedings of a despotic Government.
Old John having long encroached a good standard inch, full measure, on the liberty of Joe, and having snipped off a Flemish ell in the matter of the parole, grew so despotic and so great, that his thirst for conquest knew no bounds.
Hearts managed to win their opening eight games under George Burley in 2005 before the manager was sacked by despotic owner Vladimir Romanov.
But they were fanatical, despotic, supremacists, who were utterly intolerant of any religious and ethnic diversity, and who were as happy to execute homosexuals and the mentally ill as they were Jews.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkey has found itself right in the middle of a nightmare with the escalation of terrorist attacks, oddly enough in the wake of the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) defeat in the June 7 election, and raids and crackdowns on the already vulnerable free media and dissident groups that have survived the despotic pressures.
While addressing a full court reference in his honour in Islamabad on Thursday, the chief justice said that a society where rulers were not politically responsible, it turns into a despotic and totalitarianism society.
Many Sudanese asylum seekers and refugees live in Birmingham and after they have received such abysmal treatment by their despotic and repressive regime, it is the very least we can do in the UK to show them some consideration and oer them security.
The several states are surely ill-prepared to defend themselves against despotic moves by the federal government.
Contract notice: "study of a listed building rehabilitation" despotic "for housing public library areopolis[beaucoup plus grand que]
Such a cause, they knew, would allow them to mobilize opinion against all other political forces that had taken part in the victory of the 1979 revolution and then to purge them, in order to consolidate their own despotic power.
People who bow their heads to a despotic Marxist dictator end up becoming a communist.