Despotism Definition

dĕspə-tĭzəm
noun
Rule or domination by a despot; autocracy.
Webster's New World
The methods or acts of a despot; tyranny.
Webster's New World
A political system, state, etc. dominated by a despot.
Webster's New World
A state so ruled.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Despotism

Noun

Singular:
despotism
Plural:
despotisms

Origin of Despotism

  • From French despotisme.

    From Wiktionary

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