Definition of 'despotic'
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Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He used it to entice young Romanians to support the increasingly despotic regime.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Through peaceful protests the people were able to bring down one of the world's worst despotic leaders.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
In the first case the multitude usurp a despotic power ; in the second it is usurped by a single person.Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)
For a politician, there are few more glorious moments than jetting home from a despotic regime with imprisoned compatriots in tow.Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Sun (2011)
It is, instead, a war waged by a despotic regime and its standing army against a captive civilian population.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Millions of pounds in EU loans have gone to Polish farms and factories employing labourers from the despotic country.The Sun (2016)
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Definition of despotic from the Collins English Dictionary