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Dictionary definition for: Tyrannical

1. (a) of or relating to or associated with or resembling a dictatorship; "tyrannical suppression of liberty"

2. (s) marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government" "oppressive laws" "a tyrannical parent" "tyrannous disregard of human rights"

3. (s) characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime" "autocratic government" "despotic rulers" "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war" "a tyrannical government"

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