Definitions for tyrannyˈtɪr ə ni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tyr•an•nyˈtɪr ə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
the government or rule of a tyrant.
a state ruled by a tyrant.
oppressive or unjust government.
undue severity or harshness.
a tyrannical act.
Origin of tyranny:
1325–75; < OF < ML tyrannia= L tyrann(us)tyrant+-ia -y3
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.)
absolutism, tyranny, despotism(noun)
dominance through threat of punishment and violence
A government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power.
The office or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler.
Absolute power, or its use.
Extreme severity or rigour.
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
cruel government or discipline; as, the tyranny of a schoolmaster
severity; rigor; inclemency
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
an action, or the method of ruling, of a tyrant
People will always resist tyranny.
- حُكْم الطُّغْيان، حُكْم إسْتِبداديArabic
- tiraniaPortuguese (BR)
- die TyranneiGerman
- استبداد؛ ستمگریFarsi
- तानाशाही, न्यायHindi
- tiranija, despotstvoCroatian
- استبداد؛ ستمگریPersian
- استبداد ، ظلمPashto
- tyrania, diktatúraSlovak
- tyranni, förtryckSwedish
- 暴政Chinese (Trad.)
- тиранія, деспотизмUkrainian
- sự bạo ngượcVietnamese
- 暴政Chinese (Simp.)
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