Definitions for Tyrannyˈtɪr ə ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tyr•an•nyˈtɪr ə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.

  1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.

  2. the government or rule of a tyrant.

    Category: Government

  3. a state ruled by a tyrant.

    Category: Government

  4. oppressive or unjust government.

    Category: Government

  5. undue severity or harshness.

  6. a tyrannical act.

Origin of tyranny:

1325–75; < OF < ML tyrannia= L tyrann(us)tyrant+-ia -y3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny(noun)

    a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

  2. absolutism, tyranny, despotism(noun)

    dominance through threat of punishment and violence

Wiktionary

  1. tyranny(Noun)

    A government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power.

  2. tyranny(Noun)

    The office or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler.

  3. tyranny(Noun)

    Absolute power, or its use.

  4. tyranny(Noun)

    Extreme severity or rigour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tyranny(noun)

    the government or authority of a tyrant; a country governed by an absolute ruler; hence, arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; exercise of power over subjects and others with a rigor not authorized by law or justice, or not requisite for the purposes of government

  2. Tyranny(noun)

    cruel government or discipline; as, the tyranny of a schoolmaster

  3. Tyranny(noun)

    severity; rigor; inclemency

Freebase

  1. Tyranny

    Tyranny is the third album by the progressive metal group Shadow Gallery, released in 1998. It is the first concept album made by the band, and the story that commences on this album is continued in the album Room V.


Translations for Tyranny

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tyranny(noun)

an action, or the method of ruling, of a tyrant

People will always resist tyranny.

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