A form of sadism characterized by a lust for domination and cruelty, with subsequent humiliation of the partner.
[G. tyrannos, a tyrant]
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(2) A form of sadism in which domination and cruelty play a central erotic role
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tyrannism(tir'an-izm) [Gr. tyrannos, tyrant, + -ismos, condition] Sadism.
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