tyranny

noun
ADJECTIVE
petty
brutal
judicial (esp. AmE), political, religious
VERB + TYRANNY
be free of, be freed from, escape, escape from, overthrow
impose (often figurative)

An artist's need for money imposes the tyranny of popular taste.

fight, oppose, resist
defeat, end
PREPOSITION
tyranny over

her tyranny over her staff


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