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Meaning & Definition of Dictatorship in English

English

Dictatorship

/dɪktetərʃɪp/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • dictatorship
  • ,
  • absolutism
  • ,
  • authoritarianism
  • ,
  • Caesarism
  • ,
  • despotism
  • ,
  • monocracy
  • ,
  • one-man rule
  • ,
  • shogunate
  • ,
  • Stalinism
  • ,
  • totalitarianism
  • ,
  • tyranny

Examples of using

Mussolini was leader of the fascist dictatorship.
Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship was one of the most violent of the century.