Associations to the word «Tyranny»


TYRANNY, noun. A government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power; this system of government.
TYRANNY, noun. The office or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler.
TYRANNY, noun. Absolute power, or its use.
TYRANNY, noun. A system of government in which power is exercised on behalf of the ruler or ruling class, without regard to the wishes of the governed.
TYRANNY, noun. Extreme severity or rigour.
TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY, noun. (politics) A situation in which a government or other authority democratically supported by a majority of its subjects makes policies or takes actions benefiting that majority, without regard for the rights or welfare of the rest of its subjects.

Dictionary definition

TYRANNY, noun. A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).
TYRANNY, noun. Dominance through threat of punishment and violence.

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