The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary…very definition of tyranny.
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
Context: Federalist No. 47
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