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Despot

Des´pot
n.1.A master; a lord; especially, an absolute or irresponsible ruler or sovereign.
2.One who rules regardless of a constitution or laws; a tyrant.
Noun1.despot - a cruel and oppressive dictator
Synonyms: autocrat, tyrant

DESPOT. This word, in its most simple and original acceptation, signifies master and supreme lord; it is synonymous with monarch; but, taken in bad part, as it is usually employed, it signifies a tyrant. In some states, despot is the title given to the sovereign, as king is given in others. Encyc. Lond.

Simon Legree, absolute monarch, absolute ruler, all-powerful ruler, arrogator, autarch, autocrat, caesar, commissar, czar, dictator, disciplinarian, driver, duce, hard master, martinet, oligarch, pharaoh, slave driver, stickler, strong man, usurper, warlord
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