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despotic

[dih-spot-ik] /dɪˈspɒt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical.
Origin of despotic
1640-1650
1640-50; < French despotique < Greek despotikós. See despot, -ic
Related forms
despotically, adverb
nondespotic, adjective
nondespotically, adverb
undespotic, adjective
undespotically, adverb
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adj.

1640s, from French despotique (14c.), from Greek despotikos, from despotes (see despot). Related: Despotical; despotically.

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