despotical


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Adj.1.despotical - belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot
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To begin with, Aristotle distinguishes political rule from other forms of rule such as kingly, despotical, and household management.
Despite this, due to "the indifference and greed of Greek monks and especially of despotical hegumens, the monasteries were in a lamentable status".
Despotical power is an absolute, arbitrary power one man has over another, to take away his life, whenever he pleases.