The definition of a tyrant is a cruel ruler or authority figure.(noun)
An example of a tyrant was Joseph Stalin.
See tyrant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tirant < OFr tiran, tirant (with -t after ending -ant of prp.) < L tyrannus < Gr tyrannos
See tyrant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , alteration of tyran
Origin: , from Latin tyrannus
Origin: , from Greek turannos.
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