despotism


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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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A part of it stated: 'the instant petition has been filed to invoke extra-ordinary constitutional jurisdiction of this Hon'ble Court for taking all such steps, that are deemed necessary, to curb the evils of nepotism, favoritism, despotism, corruption, and mal-administration in the national cricket board.'It also raised some questions related to the selection of the team players.
Chapter 2, for example, examines the place of the Ottoman Empire within the nascent system of international law, by means of an insightful discussion of "oriental despotism" as a new analytical tool used to mark the boundaries of the presumably universal law of nations.
He said that the only crime of Mohammad Morsi was that he was against despotism and wanted Islamic rule in Egypt.
Keeping verbal onslaught up, Asif claimed that PTI's model of governance tantamount to despotism whereas he also warned at the same time that it does not take long to level the score.
He said that Imam Hussain AS taught us to stand up to injustices and despotism and today the forces of evil are surfacing once again in the shape of terrorism, extremism and so-called Jihadi organizations who want to impose their agenda by the bullet.
He said that Imam Hussain (RA) taught us to stand up to injustices and despotism and today the forces of evil are surfacing once again in the shape of terrorism, extremism and so-called Jihadi organizations.
" Concepcion, president of the Kabataang Barangay Federation of Metro Manila and later youth representative of the Interim Batasang Pambansa, also noted that UP "stood at the forefront of the resistance to martial law." Concepcion said "UP has contributed many of its best and brightest to the struggle against dictatorship and despotism.
Often the catalyst for these undertakings, the authors contend, was the British abhorrence of despotism, which the authors define as "arbitrary justice" in the colonies (p.
Linking the 'Sangh's' ideology with that of Israel, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) leader said the unity of despotism, hatred and civil liberties have become unanimous.
"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments." 
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.