Definitions for: Dictatorship


[n] a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)



Webster (1913) Definition: Dic*ta"tor*ship, n.
The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence,
absolute power.

Synonyms: absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny

See Also: autarchy, autocracy, police state

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