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Another word for tyranny

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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. Autocracy
      2. Government or rule by a single person; autocracy.
      3. Government by one person; autocracy
      1. A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique.
      2. A government which exercises autocratic rule.
      3. Absolute power or authority
      1. Government by a singular authority, either a single person or tight-knit group, which rules with absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.
      2. A government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power.
      3. Rule by or as if by a despot; 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. Absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

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Another word for tyranny

Noun
      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.
      1. A government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power.
      2. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority.
      3. Government by a singular authority, either a single person or tight-knit group, which rules with absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.
      1. Any period of time during which those in control coerce or subdue others, as by causing fear or threatening violence
      2. A period of brutal suppression or intimidation by those in power.
      3. The period (1793–1794) of the French Revolution during which the republican government was temporarily suspended, power was concentrated in the hands of a small group of revolutionaries, and thousands of suspected counterrevolutionaries were executed.
      1. The state or quality of being severe.
      2. Strictness; harshness
      3. The act or an instance of severe behavior, especially punishment.
      1. (Uncountable) an indifference to suffering or positive pleasure in inflicting suffering.
      2. (Law) The intentional infliction of physical or mental distress, especially when considered as a basis for granting a divorce.
      3. (Law) Willful infliction of physical pain or suffering upon a person or animal, or of mental distress upon a person
      1. The state of being oppressed:
      2. A feeling of being weighed down, as with worries or problems; physical or mental distress
      3. The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power: