government. The chief magistrate of the state, whether
legitimate or otherwise, who violates the constitution to act arbitrarily
contrary to justice. Toull. tit. prel. n. 32.
2. The term tyrant and usurper, are sometimes used as synonymous,
3. This term is sometimes applied to persons in authority who violate
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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