Origin of despotic
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Examples from the Web for despotical
And forfeiture gives the third despotical power to lords for their own benefit, over those who are stripped of all property.Second Treatise of Government
Dominion is acquired by generation or by conquest; the one parental, the other despotical.
Word Origin and History for despotical
1640s, from French despotique (14c.), from Greek despotikos, from despotes (see despot). Related: Despotical; despotically.
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