What does Tyranny mean?

Definitions for Tyranny
ˈtɪr ə niTyran·ny

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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.

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How to say Tyranny in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tyranny in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tyranny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Tyranny in a Sentence

  1. Henry Fielding:

    Where the law ends tyranny begins.

  2. Angel Vivas:

    Death to tyranny, long live liberty!

  3. Edmund Burke:

    Bad law is the worst sort of tyranny.

  4. Hannah Arendt:

    Empire abroad entails tyranny at home

  5. Helen Keller:

    Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.

Images & Illustrations of Tyranny

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