Definition of Despotical

1. Adjective. Belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot.

Exact synonyms: Despotic
Partainyms: Despot, Despot
Derivative terms: Despot, Despot



Definition of Despotical

1. Adjective. Despotic. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Despotical

desponsates
desponsating
desponsation
desponsories
desponsory
desport
desported
desporting
desports
despot
despotat
despotate
despotates
despotats
despotic
despotical (current term)
despotically
despoticalness
despotick
despotism
despotisms
despotist
despotists
despotize
despotized
despotizes
despotizing
despots
despread
despreaded

Literary usage of Despotical

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1. Leviathan: Or, The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical by Thomas Hobbes (1885)
"CHAPTER XX, Of Dominion Paternal, and despotical. And this kind of dominion, or sovereignty, differeth from sovereignty by 1 institution only in this, ..."

2. Two Treatises of Government by John Locke (1824)
"The short of the case in conquest is this: the conqueror, if he have a just cause, has a despotical right over the persons of all that actually aided, ..."

3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1841)
"paternal and despotical; the other institutive, which CHAP. v. may be also called political. In the first, the lord ' "T acquires to himself such citizens ..."

4. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"Of paternal, political, and despotical power, considered together. $ 169. THOUGH I have had occasion to speak of these separately before, yet the great ..."

5. The Ethics of Hobbes by Thomas Hobbes (1898)
"Of Dominion Paternal, and despotical. A COMMONWEALTH " by acquisition," is that, where the sovereign power is acquired by force; and it is acquired by force ..."

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