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despotic

[ dih-spot-ik ]
/ dɪˈspɒt ɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical.
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Also des·pot·i·cal .

Origin of despotic

1640–50; <French despotique<Greek despotikós.See despot, -ic

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