despotical

ADJECTIVE
  1. belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot
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How To Use despotical In A Sentence

  • That this power in the church is not despotical, lordly, and absolute. The Sermons of John Owen
  • Egypt another paradise, now barbarous and desert, and almost waste, by the despotical government of an imperious Turk, intolerabili servitutis jugo premitur ([483] one saith) not only fire and water, goods or lands, sed ipse spiritus ab insolentissimi victoris pendet nutu, such is their slavery, their lives and souls depend upon his insolent will and command. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • In sum, the rights and consequences of both paternal and despotical dominion are the very same with those of a sovereign by institution; and for the same reasons: which reasons are set down in the precedent chapter. Leviathan
  • At all events we may firstly observe in living creatures both a despotical and a constitutional rule; for the soul rules the body with a despotical rule, whereas the intellect rules the appetites with a constitutional and royal rule. Politics
  • Who shall avenge my wrongs on you,560 tyrant despotical The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • But the voice continued to haunt him persistently, besiegingly, despotically. The Manxman A Novel - 1895
  • Dominion acquired by conquest, or victory in war, is that which some writers call despotical from Despotes, which signifieth a lord or master, and is the dominion of the master over his servant. Leviathan
  • Dominion acquired by conquest, or victory is that which some writers call despotical, from Δεσπότης which signifieth DESPOTISM
  • Dominion acquired by conquest, or victory in war, is that which some writers call despotical from, which signifieth a lord or master, and is the dominion of the master over his servant. Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill
  • As an additional benefit, military spending also consumes resources that might otherwise be used to woo our power-base of poverty stricken, powerless, despotically ruled zealots.
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