arrogance of power

presumption on the part of a nation that its power gives it the right to intervene in the affairs of less powerful nations.

1965–70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Their goal is to bring misery and grief to people who have an arrogance of power.
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