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Another word for despotism

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Noun
  1. A government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives

      1. The office, authority, or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler:
      2. The office, authority, government, or jurisdiction of a tyrant, or absolute ruler
      3. Unjust or oppressive governmental power:
      1. Government by one person; autocracy
      2. Government or rule by a single person; autocracy.
      3. Autocracy
      1. A state or government under dictatorial rule.
      2. A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique.
      3. Absolute power or authority
      1. Government in which one person has absolute power; dictatorship; despotism
      2. Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism.
      1. Self-government; a condition of economic self-sufficiency or national independence.
      2. Absolute rule or sovereignty; autocracy
      3. Absolute rule or power; autocracy.
      1. A political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority.
      2. (Philos.) Any doctrine involving the existence of some metaphysical or axiological principle that is absolute, or not relative
      3. A form of government in which all power is vested in a single ruler or other authority.
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  2. A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

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  3. Absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

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Another word for despotism

Noun
  1. Autocracy

  2. Tyranny