(?), n. A female tyrant. [Obs.] "That proud tyranness." Spenser. Akenside.
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(?), } a. [L. tyrannicus, Gr. : cf. F. tyrannique. See Tyrant.] Of or pertaining to a tyrant; suiting a tyrant; unjustly severe in government; absolute; imperious; despotic; cruel; arbitrary; as, a tyrannical prince; a tyrannical master; tyrannical government. "A power tyrannical." Shak.
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Our sects a more tyrannic power assume.
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The oppressor ruled tyrannic where he durst.
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-- Ty*ran"nic*al*ly, adv. -- Ty*ran"nic*al*ness, .
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