Definition of tyranny noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

tyranny

noun
ˈtɪrəni
 
; ˈtɪrəni
 
[uncountable, countable] plural tyrannies
 
1 unfair or cruel use of power or authoritya victim of oppression and tyrannyThe children had no protection against the tyranny of their father.the tyrannies of Nazi rule (figurative) These days it seems we must all submit to the tyranny of the motor car.2 the rule of a tyrant; a country under this rule
Synonym
dictatorship
Any political system refusing to allow dissent becomes a tyranny.
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