Tyr"an*nize (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tyrannized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tyrannizing (?).] [Cf. F. tyranniser, Gr. to take the part of tyrants.]

To act the tyrant; to exercise arbitrary power; to rule with unjust and oppressive severity; to exercise power 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.

 

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Tyr"an*nize, v. t.

To subject to arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical treatment; to oppress.

 

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