Definition of despot in English:

despot

Line breaks: des¦pot
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛspɒt
 
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noun

Origin

mid 16th century: from French despote, via medieval Latin from Greek despotēs 'master, absolute ruler'. Originally (after the Turkish conquest of Constantinople) the term denoted a minor Christian ruler under the Turkish empire. The current sense dates from the late 18th century.

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