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Despot may refer to:

  • Despot (court title), a Byzantine court title
  • Despotism, a form of government in which power is concentrated in the hands of an individual or a small group
  • Despot (rapper), rapper Alec Reinstein's stage name
  • Despot voda or Ioan Iacob Heraclit (1511–1563), a prince in Moldavia

People with the given name[edit]

  • Despot Badžović (1850—1930) a teacher and an activist of the Serbian national movement

People with the surname[edit]