(Phrases). A dead letter; brutum fulmen.
(Verbs). To be lax, etc., to hold a loose rein, tolerate, to relax, to misrule.
(Phrase). To give a loose to.
(Adjectives). Lax, loose, slack, remiss, relaxed, licensed, reinless, unbridled, anarchic, anarchical, nihilistic.
Arbitrary power, absolutism, despotism, dictatorship, autocracy, domineering, tyranny; Moloch.
(Phrases). Iron rule reign of terror; blood and iron.
Assumption, usurpation, arrogance, see 885.
A tyrant, disciplinarian, martinet, bashaw; a strong hand, a tight hand; King Stork.
(Verbs). To be severe, etc.; to assume, usurp, arrogate, take liberties; to hold or keep a tight hand; to bear or lay a heavy hand on; to be down on; to dictate; to domineer, tyrannise, inflict, wreak; to keep one's nose to the grindstone.
(Phrases). To lord it over; to carry matters with a high hand; to ride rough-shod over; to rule with a rod of iron; to deal faithfully with.
(Adjectives). Severe, strict, rigid, stern, stiff, dour, straitlaced, rigorous, stringent, hard-and-fast, peremptory, absolute, positive, uncompromising, harsh, austere, haughty, arrogant, dictatorial, imperious, domineering, tyrannical, masterful, inflexible, inexorable, exigent, inclement, Rhadamanthine, Draconian, overbearing.
(Adverbs). Severely, etc., with a high hand, with a strong, tight, or heavy hand.
(Verbs). To be lenient, etc., to tolerate, indulge, to allow to have one's own way, to let down gently.
(Adjectives). Lenient, mild, gentle, soft, indulgent, tolerant, clement.
(Phrase). Live and let live.
Dictation, dictate, mandate, caveat, decree, decretal, enactment, precept, prescript, writ, rescript, law, ordinance, ordination, bull, regulation, prescription, brevet, placet, ukase, firman, warrant, passport, mittimus, mandamus, summons, subpna, interpellation, word of command.
(Verbs). To command, to issue a command, order, give order, bid, require, enjoin, charge, claim, call for, demand, exact, insist on, make a point of, impose, entail, set, tax, prescribe, direct, dictate, ordain, decree, enact; to issue or promulgate a decree, etc.
To cite, summon, call for, call up, send for, requisition, subpna; to set or prescribe a task, to set to work, to give the word of command, to call to order.
(Phrase). The decree is gone forth.
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