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What tyrant means?
1a : an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution. b : a usurper of sovereignty. 2a : a ruler who exercises absolute power oppressively or brutally.
What does tyrant mean in government?
tyrant, Greek tyrannos, a cruel and oppressive ruler or, in ancient Greece, a ruler who seized power unconstitutionally or inherited such power.
What do tyrants do?
A tyrant (from Ancient Greek τύραννος, tyrannos), in the modern English usage of the word, is an absolute ruler who is unrestrained by law, or one who has usurped a legitimate ruler’s sovereignty. Often portrayed as cruel, tyrants may defend their positions by resorting to repressive means.
What is a example of tyrant?
Any person who exercises authority in an oppressive manner; cruel master. The definition of a tyrant is a cruel ruler or authority figure. An example of a tyrant was Joseph Stalin. (by extension) Any person who abuses the power of position or office to treat others unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.
Does tyrant mean bully?
As nouns the difference between bully and tyrant is that bully is a person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have less power while tyrant is (historic|ancient greece) a usurper; one who gains power and rules extralegally, distinguished from kings elevated by election or succession.
Is tyrant a bad word?
In antiquity the word tyrant was not necessarily pejorative and signified the holder of absolute political power. In its modern usage the word tyranny is usually pejorative and connotes the illegitimate possession or use of such power.
What is tyrannical behavior?
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority. the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler. a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler. a cruel or harsh act or proceeding; an arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical action.
Why did tyrants lose power?
How did tyrants sometimes lose power? They were overthrown by the people. How were laws developed in a monarchy? The king made them.
What is a tyrannical leader?
A tyrannical ruler wields absolute power and authority, and often wields that power unjustly, cruelly, or oppressively. Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Joseph Stalin are three examples of the 20th century’s most tyrannical dictators.
How many tyrants are there?
So there you have it! All 13 Tyrants to have ever murdered us in a Resident Evil game.