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Tyrant

Tyrant

WordNet



noun


(1)   A cruel and oppressive dictator
(2)   Any person who exercises power in a cruel way
"His father was a tyrant"
(3)   In ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it
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Etymology


From tyrant from tyrannus, from .

Noun



  1. An absolute ruler who governs without restriction.
  2. A harsh and cruel ruler.
  3. An oppressive, cruel and harsh person.