despotic

[ dih-spot-ik ]
/ dɪˈspɒt ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical.
Also des·pot·i·cal.

Origin of despotic

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

Related forms

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