Tyrannized
Tyrannize Tyr"an*nize (t[i^]r"an*n[imac]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tyrannized} (t[i^]r"an*n[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tyrannizing} (t[i^]r"an*n[imac]`z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. tyranniser, Gr. tyranni`zein 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. [1913 Webster]

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