despotically

despotic

[dih-spot-ik]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical.
Also, despotical.


Origin:
1640–50; < French despotique < Greek despotikós. See despot, -ic

despotically, adverb
nondespotic, adjective
nondespotically, adverb
undespotic, adjective
undespotically, adverb
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despot (ˈdɛspɒt)
 
n
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]
 
despotic
 
adj
 
des'potical
 
adj
 
des'potically
 
adv

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despotic
1640s, from Fr. despotique (14c.), from Gk. despotikos, from despotes (see despot).
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