Definition of agrodespotic in English:

agrodespotic

adjective

rare
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by the rule of a despotic bureaucracy in control of the water supply over a society of small-scale agricultural producers.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Karl August Wittfogel (1896–1988).

Pronunciation

agrodespotic

/ˌaɡrə(ʊ)dɪˈspɒtɪk/