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Adjective: tyrannical  ti'ra-ni-kul
  1. Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behaviour
    "a tyrannical parent";
    - oppressive, tyrannous
  2. Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    "a tyrannical government";
    - authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic

See also: domineering, undemocratic

Encyclopedia: Tyrannical