Definitions for

Overview of noun tyrant

The noun tyrant has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) tyrant, autocrat, despot

(a cruel and oppressive dictator)

2. tyrant

(in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it)

3. tyrant

(any person who exercises power in a cruel way; "his father was a tyrant") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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