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February 8, 2023

Word of the Day: Despot

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Word of the Day : February 8, 2023

despot \DESS-putt\ noun

What It Means

A despot is a ruler who has total power and who often uses that power in cruel and unfair ways. Despot can also be used somewhat formally to refer to a person who simply has a lot of power over other people.

// Last semester, one of the history instructors taught a course about the ancient world's most infamous despots.

// He was a successful basketball coach, but many people regarded him as a petty despot.

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