Despotate vs. Despotism
Difference Between Despotate and Despotism
An area ruled by a despot (δεσπότης) in the late Byzantine Balkans (12th to 15th centuries).
government by a singular authority, either a single person or tight-knit group, which rules with absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.
dominance through threat of punishment and violence
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)