Tyrannic Ty*ran"nic (?; 277), Tyrannical Ty*ran"nic*al, 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. [1913 Webster]

Our sects a more tyrannic power assume. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

The oppressor ruled tyrannic where he durst. --Pope. [1913 Webster] -- {Ty*ran"nic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Ty*ran"nic*al*ness}, . [1913 Webster]

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