Origin of despotic
Examples from the Web for despotic
As despotic regimes across the Arab world crumble or battle for survival, what lies ahead?What Will Be the Next Middle East Shock?
February 24, 2011
The regime uses the day to tout the triumph of Islam over a despotic regime.Iran's Execution Binge
Omid Memarian, Roja Heydarpour
February 5, 2011
Another WikiLeaks spokesman was quoted as describing the Russian government as “despotic.”Moscow's Bid to Blow Up WikiLeaks
November 30, 2010
Nor have the terms of truce been yet devised, on which the despotic ruler may rely with confidence.
What peace can he have with those over whom he exercises his despotic sway?
Punishment is ever prompt in this country, and despotic methods prevail.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
In all countries custom has much power; but in the East it is despotic.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
What a rebel against authority you are for one so despotic yourself!Barrington
Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for despotic
1640s, from French despotique (14c.), from Greek despotikos, from despotes (see despot). Related: Despotical; despotically.