Definition of despotic in English:

despotic

Syllabification: des·pot·ic
Pronunciation: /diˈspätik
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

despotically

Pronunciation: /diˈspätik(ə)lē/
adverb
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  • As an additional benefit, military spending also consumes resources that might otherwise be used to woo our power-base of poverty stricken, powerless, despotically ruled zealots.
  • But the despotism in certain dingy and decayed tribes in the twentieth century does not prove that the first men were ruled despotically.
  • The famous treason statute of 1352, which had spelt out what was (and by exclusion, was not) treason, appeared not to cover, except by a big leap, what the earl had done in ruling despotically in Ireland.

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