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Noun: tyrant  tI-runt
  1. A cruel and oppressive dictator
    "the propagandistic iconography of a tyrant";
    - autocrat, despot
     
  2. In ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it
     
  3. Any person who exercises power in a cruel way
    "his father was a tyrant"

Derived forms: tyrants

Type of: dictator, individual, mortal, person, potentate, ruler, somebody, someone, soul, swayer

Encyclopedia: Tyrant