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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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. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    I hope that President Obama, if and when he has a conversation with the Cuban dictator during the Organization of American States summit, will take the opportunity to condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms and reaffirm that the United States should and must always stand on the side of human rights and democracy against Communist tyranny.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful.

  4. Mike Huckabee:

    I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch, we must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.

  5. Henry Fielding:

    Where the law ends tyranny begins.

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