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Tyranny - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Tyranny' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tyranny [ n.]
- 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.