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δεσποτ-ικός , ή, όν,
A.of or for a master, συμφοραί misfortunes that befall one's master, X.Cyr.7.5.64; δίκαιον a master's right, Arist.EN134b8; “ὑπομένειν τὴν δ. ἀρχήνId.Pol.1285a22; δ., = δεσποτεία, ib.1259a37; “τὸ δ.Pl.Lg.697c.
2. Imperial,νομισμάτιαPFlor.95.10; “κτήσειςPLond.2.234.1 (iv A. D.); νοτάριος ib.416.3.(iv A. D.).
II. fitted to rule,ἀδικία-ώτερον δικαιοσύνηςPl.R.344c, etc.; inclined to tyranny, despotic,ὀλιγαρχία δ.Arist.Pol.1306b3; δῆμος ib.1292a16; of persons, tyrannical, Phld.Ir.p.50 W. Adv. “-κῶς, βουλεύεσθαιIsoc.4.104; “ἄρχεινArist.Pol.1295a16: Comp. “-ωτέρωςId.Ath.24.2.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 24.2
    • Isocrates, Panegyricus, 104
    • Plato, Laws, 697c
    • Plato, Republic, 344c
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.64
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