Sentence Examples

  • The appeal to Rome was a natural course to be advocated by Wolsey, whose despotism over the English church depended upon an authority derived from Rome; but it was probably a mistake.
  • In 1811 Paraguay declared itself independent of Spain; by 1814 it was a despotism in the hands of Dr J.
  • At the same time his paternal despotism tended to emasculate the Tuscan character.
  • He came into collision with philanthropists, and was supposed to approve of despotism for its own sake.
  • Although to a certain extent opposed to the despotism of the emperor, he was not in favour of his deposition, though he accepted the fait accompli of the Restoration in April 1814.

How would you define despotism? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus