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.
The numerical value of tyranny in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of tyranny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of tyranny in a Sentence
Taxation without representation is tyranny.
Where the law ends tyranny begins.
The thin and precarious crust of decency is all that separates any civilization, however impressive, from the hell of anarchy or systematic tyranny which lie in wait beneath the surface.
If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
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- tiraniaCatalan, Valencian
- Tyrannei, TyrannenherrschaftGerman
- tirannide, tiranniaItalian
- тиранија, tiranijaSerbo-Croatian
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