how to pronounce despot


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despot is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of despot in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… in 1826 the old despot retreated to a …”

meanings of despot


  1. A title awarded to senior members of the imperial family in the late Byzantine Empire, and claimed by various independent or semi-autonomous rulers in the Balkans (12th to 15th centuries).
  2. A ruler with absolute power; a tyrant.

despot frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word despot occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics despot can be related to

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1) people, society, and culture;

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