Noun(1) a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.(2) dominance through threat of punishment and violence
(1) In order to be able to do this, we needed to be free from all kinds of arbitrary power, including majoritarian tyranny .(2) Was this association with tyranny and treachery the cause of Socrates' trial and conviction?(3) Generations of poetry lovers were brought up without any knowledge that Shelley's radical opposition to all tyranny and oppression was central to his art and his life.(4) A consistent theme in Charles's writings is his belief in human freedom - and his abhorrence for violence and tyranny .(5) Tocqueville wrote in the 1830s of the inevitability of democracy, but warned against ├ö├ç├┐the dangers of a tyranny of the majority├ö├ç├û.(6) First, the secular, often state-capitalist, modernizing projects of the elites in the region became stalled in corruption, tyranny and cultural stagnation.(7) Britain, France and the other ├ö├ç├┐democratic├ö├ç├û imperialist powers were horrified that people had done away with tyranny and rule by bosses and landlords.(8) In fact it was not until May 1689 that the public responded in any way to the perceived tyranny .(9) Too, a tyranny can rise more easily by shutting up a thousand people than a million, and that's a reason to stand up and speak out.(10) I believe that the only way to counter both state and private tyranny is through social democracy.(11) Young men will hear the message that national progress and dignity are found in liberty, not tyranny and terror.(12) In the absence of a professional police force, the employment of soldiers in public order duties perpetuated their traditional reputation as tools of tyranny .(13) Instead, they emphasised the fact that it was an oppressive tyranny , and that policy should be shaped at least as much to help and encourage dissidents and opponents of the regime as reaching agreements with it.(14) He wanted to free Europe from tyranny , oppression and despotism.(15) It was, and is, a final check on tyranny, government tyranny .(16) An armed people could protect themselves and their neighbors against crime and their liberties against tyranny .
(1) tyranny :: tirannie
1. despotism ::
2. dictatorship ::
3. absolutism ::
Different Formstyrannic, tyrannies, tyranny
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