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  • 1 Tyranny — Студийный альбом Shadow Gallery Дата выпуска 22 сентября 1998 …

    Википедия

  • 2 Tyranny — Tyr an*ny (t[i^]r an*n[y^]), n. [OE. tirannye, OF. tirannie, F. tyrannie; cf. It. tirannia; Gr. tyranni a, tyranni s, L. tyrannis. See {Tyrant}.] 1. The government or authority of a tyrant; a country governed by an absolute ruler; hence,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 tyranny — index cruelty, injustice, oppression, severity, thrall Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 tyranny — late 14c., cruel or unjust use of power, from O.Fr. tyrannie (13c.), from L.L. tyrannia tyranny, from Gk. tyrannia rule of a tyrant, from tyrannos master (see TYRANT (Cf. tyrant)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 tyranny — [n] dictatorship absolutism, authoritarianism, autocracy, coercion, cruelty, despotism, domination, fascism, high handedness, imperiousness, monocracy, oligarchy, oppression, peremptoriness, reign of terror*, severity, terrorism, totalitarianism …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 tyranny — ► NOUN (pl. tyrannies) 1) cruel and oppressive government or rule. 2) a state under such rule. 3) cruel and arbitrary exercise of power or control. DERIVATIVES tyrannous adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 tyranny — [tir′ə nē] n. pl. tyrannies [ME tirannie < OFr < ML tyrannia < Gr] 1. the office, authority, government, or jurisdiction of a tyrant, or absolute ruler 2. oppressive and unjust government; despotism 3. very cruel and unjust use of power… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 tyranny — n. 1) to impose tyranny on 2) to overthrow a tyranny 3) cruel, merciless; ruthless tyranny 4) an act of tyranny 5) tyranny over * * * [ tɪrənɪ] merciless ruthless tyranny an act of tyranny cruel …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 tyranny — UK [ˈtɪrənɪ] / US noun Word forms tyranny : singular tyranny plural tyrannies 1) [countable/uncountable] a government that treats people in a cruel and unfair way, using force to control them a brutal tyranny The people will rise up to free… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 tyranny — tyr|an|ny [ˈtırəni] n plural tyrannies [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: tyrannie, from Medieval Latin tyrannia, from Latin tyrannus; TYRANT] 1.) cruel or unfair control over other people ▪ Gorky was often the victim of his… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 tyranny — [[t]tɪ̱rəni[/t]] tyrannies 1) N VAR A tyranny is a cruel, harsh, and unfair government in which a person or small group of people have power over everyone else. He described these regimes as tyrannies and dictatorships... Self expression and… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 tyranny — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ petty ▪ brutal ▪ judicial (esp. AmE), political, religious VERB + TYRANNY ▪ be free of …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 tyranny — tyr|an|ny [ tırəni ] noun 1. ) count or uncount cruel and unfair treatment by someone in a position of power: She finally escaped from the tyranny of her father. 2. ) uncount the power that something has to control people s lives and the way they …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 tyranny — noun (plural nies) Etymology: Middle English tyrannie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin tyrannia, from Latin tyrannus tyrant Date: 14th century 1. oppressive power < every form of tyranny over the mind of man Thomas Jefferson >; especially …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 tyranny — noun 1 (U) unfair and strict control over someone: He longed to escape from the tyranny of his aunt. 2 (C, U) government by one person or a small group that has gained power unfairly and uses it cruelly 3 the tyranny of fashion/the clock etc the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 tyranny — noun they will not soon forget the brutal tyranny of Amin Syn: despotism, absolute power, autocracy, dictatorship, totalitarianism, Fascism; oppression, repression, subjugation, enslavement; authoritarianism, bullying, severity, cruelty,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 tyranny — see better a century of tyranny than one day of chaos …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 18 tyranny — /tir euh nee/, n., pl. tyrannies. 1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority. 2. the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler. 3. a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler. 4. oppressive or unjustly… …

    Universalium

  • 19 tyranny — noun /ˈtɪɹəni/ a) A government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power. b) The office or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler. See Also …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 tyranny — Synonyms and related words: Caesarism, Nazism, Stalinism, absolute monarchy, absolutism, arbitrariness, argumentum baculinum, aristocracy, autarchy, authoritarianism, autocracy, autonomy, benevolent despotism, big battalions, big stick, bond… …

    Moby Thesaurus