tyranny [-ies] n

Fr. < L. < Gk.

  1. Command; dominion; domination; supreme power; absolute control; total mastery.
  2. Despotism; unrighteous dominion; [fig.] a despot; a dictator; a bully; an authoritarian leader.
  3. Injustice; merciless action; [fig.] bloodshed; warmongering.
  4. Deity; Jehovah; the Omnipotent; the Almighty; the Supreme Being; the King of Kings; the Ruler of the Universe.