|1.||an absolute or tyrannical ruler; autocrat or tyrant|
|2.||any person in power who acts tyrannically|
|3.||a title borne by numerous persons of rank in the later Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires: the despot of Servia|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin despota, from Greek despotēs lord, master; related to Latin domus house]|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
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