- despotic monarchy,
Origin of despotic
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|John Locke
Dominion is acquired by generation or by conquest; the one parental, the other despotical.
1640s, from French despotique (14c.), from Greek despotikos, from despotes (see despot). Related: Despotical; despotically.