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Definition of Despotic

Despotic

  1. Alt. of Despotical

Despotic Quotations

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Tom Clancy

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Frank Herbert

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.
Honore de Balzac

Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
Oriana Fallaci

If it be said that the consent of the strongest party in a nation, is all that is necessary to justify the establishment of a government that shall have authority over the weaker party, it may be answered that the most despotic governments in the world rest upon that very principle, viz.: the consent of the strongest party.
Lysander Spooner
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Despotic Translations

despotic in French is despotique
despotic in German is machthaberisch, despotisch
despotic in Swedish is despotisk
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