Ty*ran"nic [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.

Our sects a more tyrannic power assume. Roscommon.

The oppressor ruled tyrannic where he durst. Pope.

-- Ty*ran"nic*al*ly, adv. -- Ty*ran"nic*al*ness, .

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