The definition of tyranny is a government or ruler with total power.(noun)
An example of tyranny is a country run by a cruel dictator.
Tyranny is defined as severe or harsh treatment.(noun)
An example of tyranny is someone putting someone in jail for years for a small crime.
See tyranny in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. tyrannies
Origin: ME tirannie < OFr < ML tyrannia < Gr
See tyranny in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. tyr·an·nies
Origin: Middle English tyrannie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin tyrannia
Origin: , from Greek turanniā
Origin: , from turannos, tyrant.
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