Ferdinand may have been absolute, but he did not exercise his power despotically
to advance a program of radical religious change.
In the first, as is well known, soul commands body despotically
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Johnson discarded those procedures and ruled autocratically and despotically
The problem of infinite regress of higher-orders of governing procedural norms is still cut off in these cases by some historical analog to a process of reflective equilibrium in the case of organic institutions, and by the sovereign will to minimize strife among subjects in the case of despotically
The famous treason statute of 1352, which had spelt out what was (and by exclusion, was not) treason, appeared not to cover, except by a big leap, what the earl had done in ruling despotically
Even the scientific genius Sir Isaac Newton was driven by a desire to dominate, governing despotically
all the associations over which he presided, including Trinity College, the Mint, and the Royal Society.
In a country where fathers rule their families despotically
, where women are treated as property, and where children can be beaten on a whim, enlightened government is unlikely.
7) Invasions are "arbitrary" if they are "conducted at the discretion of executive officials, who may act despotically
and capriciously in the exercise of the power to search and seize.