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despot

  

      n  
1    an absolute or tyrannical ruler; autocrat or tyrant  
2    any person in power who acts tyrannically  
3    a title borne by numerous persons of rank in the later Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires  
the despot of Servia     
     (C16: from Medieval Latin despota, from Greek despotes lord, master; related to Latin domus house)  
  despotic  
  despotical      adj  
  despotically      adv  
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despot

  
  
autocrat, dictator, monocrat, oppressor, tyrant  

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