Definition of 'despot'
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Is the era of the African despot finally coming to a close? Times, Sunday Times (2011)I mentioned earlier their hopes of influencing enlightened despots. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)This was also the aim of enlightened despots such as Maria Theresa. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)This is strikingly similar to the eighteenth-century philosopher's theory of the enlightened despot. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Support for despots and dictators, as long as they were ours, is no longer a viable foreign policy option. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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