HyperDic: despotism

English > 2 senses of the word despotism:
NOUNstatedespotism, absolutism, tyrannydominance through threat of punishment and violence
groupdespotism, dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyrannya form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
despotism > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'spahtih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > despotism: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningdominance through threat of punishment and violence.
Synonymsabsolutism, tyranny
Broaderdominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, controlThe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
Spanishabsolutismo, despotismo, tiranía
Catalanabsolutisme, despotisme, tirania
English > despotism: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).
Synonymsdictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny
Narrowerpolice stateA country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
Broaderautocracy, autarchyA political system governed by a single individual
Spanishabsolutismo, autocracia, autoritarismo, despotismo, dictadura, estalinismo, tiranía, totalitarismo
Catalanabsolutisme, autoritarisme, despotisme, dictadura, estalinisme, monocràcia, tirania, totalitarisme

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