Definition of 'despot'
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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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