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DESPOTISM, government. That abuse of government, where the sovereign power is not divided, but united in the hands of a single man, whatever may be his official title. It is not, properly, a form of government. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tit. prel. n. 32; Rutherf Inst. b. 1, c. 20, Sec. 1. Vide Tyranny; Tyrant.

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Moreover, action was also taken on individual complaints carrying public issues like flaws in public health care system, cases from police despotism, administrative anomalies, tyrannies by powerful class, threats to minorities and their place of worship, cases of Karo Kari and Wani, matters of non-payment of pension of retired employees as well as the delayed payment of salaries to low government employees.
NNA - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday considered that March 15 was a holy day in the history of the Syrian people against despotism and terrorism.
This country suffered greatly from the despotism of a tutelary mentality for decades, and today it is grieving deeply under the arbitrariness, unlawfulness and despotism of a national trustee who has been placed at the top of the country and who believes he can govern the people -- whom he sees as an unconscious herd -- at will thanks to media manipulations and bloody techniques of psychological warfare.
The American Islam, despite having Islamic appearance and name, complies with despotism and Zionism- and totally serves the goals of despotism and the US," stated the Leader.
Stanziani provides readers with a look at Russian and Asian history from a global perspective which analyzes the impact of "economic backwardness," Asiatic despotism, and Orientalism on conceptions of modernization, economic growth, and democratization over the last three centuries.
Onlookers can no longer claim that "anything is better than despotism.
American Islam, despite having an Islamic appearance and name, complies with despotism and Zionism .
Attending in the Carthage palace the ceremony of the 31st graduation promotion of the National Defence Institute, Marzouki said that "Tunisia, which has chosen the path of democracy to build a democratic civil state, will manage to convince the terrorist groups who attempt to impose despotism under the cover of religion.
Thanks to the determination of brave and principled men, the despotism of the British king was relegated to our nation's colonial past.
We are powerless facing the despotism of authorities,'' said Titova, who declined to provide Altunin's mobile number.
Both have long traditions of dictatorship, bloodshed, civil war and despotism.
Addressing Syrian refugees in southern Turkey, he said he was proud of the Syrian people's resistance in their revolution against oppression and despotism, saying the Syrians were struggling to get freedom, dignity and independence.