Learner's definition of DESPOT
1 : a ruler who has total power and who often uses that power in cruel and unfair ways 2 formal : a person who has a lot of power over other people
He was a successful basketball coach, but many people regarded him as a petty despot.
The company is run by a benevolent despot.
— despotic/dɛˈspɑːtɪk/adjective,[more despotic; most despotic]