OPPRESSOR. One who having public authority uses it unlawfully to tyrannize
over another; as, if he keep him in prison until he shall do something which
he is not lawfully bound to do.
2. To charge a magistrate with being an oppressor, is therefore
actionable. Stark. Sland. 185.
, absolute monarch
, absolute ruler
, all-powerful ruler
, hard master
, iron hand
, slave driver
, strong man