The regime uses the day to tout the triumph of Islam over a despotic regime.
Another WikiLeaks spokesman was quoted as describing the Russian government as “despotic.”
As despotic regimes across the Arab world crumble or battle for survival, what lies ahead?
All power, even the most despotic, rests ultimately on opinion.
And, in Bagdad, as elsewhere, despotic power was fatal to its possessors.
In 1744 a Jesuit parish priest, Morales, by his despotic manner and arrogance, embittered the natives of his flock.
Not all the despotic power of Mr. Dubarry could prevent this.
This lady is habitually authoritative to all, but to her poor husband she is despotic.
Mr Osten was one of those stern, despotic men who cannot bear to be thwarted.
But, on the other hand, a dog may easily receive too much discipline; he becomes like the child of a despotic father.