Tyrannize

Definition of Tyrannize

Tyr´an`nize   Pronunciation: tĭr´an`nīz
v. i.1.To act the tyrant; to exercise arbitrary power; to rule with unjust and oppressive severity; to exercise power over others not permitted by law or required by justice, or with a severity not necessary to the ends of justice and government; as, a prince will often tyrannize over his subjects; masters sometimes tyrannize over their servants or apprentices.
[imp. & p. p. Tyrannized (tĭr"an*nīzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Tyrannizing (tĭr"an*nī`zĭng).]
v. t.1.To subject to arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical treatment; to oppress.

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