Synonyms of 'despotism'
tyrannyDictionary, dictatorship, oppression
a prototypical example of political despotism
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Absolutism is a political system in which one ruler or leader has complete power and authority over a country.
the triumphal reassertion of royal absolutism
Autocracy is government or control by one person who has complete power.
Many poor countries are abandoning autocracy.
Thesaurus for despotism from the Collins English Thesaurus
Despotism is cruel and unfair government by a ruler or rulers who have a lot of power.