tyranny: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tir'u-nē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
- 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.
- oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler.
- undue severity or harshness.
- a tyrannical act or proceeding.
- tyranny (Thesaurus)