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des•pot•ism



Pronunciation: (des'pu-tiz"um), [key]
n.
1. the rule of a despot; the exercise of absolute authority.
2. absolute power or control; tyranny.
3. an absolute or autocratic government.
4. a country ruled by a despot.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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