despotism

[ des-puh-tiz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF despotism

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Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism.

A bondman's change from the tyranny of another to the despotism of himself.

The chief of a nation that prefers the pestilence of despotism to the plague of anarchy.

This kind of despotism was first attacked when the slaves found spokesmen.

Yet even the Will of Omnipotence is subject to the despotism of causation.

None the less have we to reckon with the despotism of the male side of life.

Climate is clearly a despotism which we can never hope to reform away.

Despotism is still the fate of the greatest part of mankind.

It will be soon the choice between a Despotism or a Republic.

The merciless suspicion of despotism had spoken openly at last.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-18c., from French despotisme; see despot + -ism.

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