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Definition 1: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for tyranny in the sense of this definition

(tyranny is a kind of ...) a political system governed by a single individual

(... is a kind of tyranny ) a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)

Definition 2: dominance through threat of punishment and violence - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for tyranny in the sense of this definition

(tyranny is a kind of ...) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

"her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

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