Despotism synonyms

dĕs'pə-tĭz'əm
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A political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority.
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Absolute power or authority
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The definition of imperialism is the practice of a larger country or government growing stronger by taking over poorer or weaker countries that have important resources.
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The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
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Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
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Control or power over another or others.
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A form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.
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The agency or apparatus through which a governing individual or body functions and exercises authority.
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The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power:
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Unjust or oppressive governmental power:
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Absolute rule or power; autocracy.
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A form of government in which the governing body has absolute, or almost absolute, control. Typically this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system.
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A system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship.
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A series of six balls bowled from one end of a cricket pitch.
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Military or imperial dictatorship; political authoritarianism.
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Government by one person; autocracy
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a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
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The bureaucratic, authoritarian exercise of state power and mechanistic application of Marxist-Leninist principles associated with Stalin.
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Find another word for despotism. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for despotism, like: absolutism, dictatorship, imperialism, repression, coercion, domination, autocracy, government, oppression, tyranny and autarchy.