dictatorship

  • 1Dictatorship — Dic*ta tor*ship, n. The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2dictatorship — index oppression Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3dictatorship — 1580s, from DICTATOR (Cf. dictator) + SHIP (Cf. ship) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4dictatorship — [n] absolute rule authoritarianism, autocracy, coercion, despotism, fascism, garrison state, Nazism, reign of terror*, totalitarianism, tyranny, unlimited rule; concepts 133,299,641 Ant. democracy …

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  • 5dictatorship — ► NOUN 1) government by a dictator. 2) a country governed by a dictator …

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  • 6dictatorship — [dik′tāt΄ər ship΄, dik′tāt′er ship΄] n. 1. the position or office of a dictator 2. the time during which a dictator rules 3. a state ruled by a dictator 4. absolute power or authority …

    English World dictionary

  • 7Dictatorship — Part of the Politics series Basic forms of government Aristocracy Autocracy …

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  • 8dictatorship — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ communist, fascist ▪ left wing, right wing ▪ military ▪ totalitarian ▪ brutal …

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  • 9dictatorship — n. 1) to establish, set up a dictatorship 2) an absolute; benevolent; brutal; military; ruthless dictatorship * * * [dɪk teɪtəʃɪp] benevolent brutal military ruthless dictatorship set up a dictatorship an absolute to establish …

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  • 10dictatorship — [[t]dɪkte͟ɪtə(r)ʃɪp[/t]] dictatorships 1) N VAR Dictatorship is government by a dictator. ...a new era of democracy after a long period of military dictatorship in the country. ...countries which are ruled by dictatorships. 2) N COUNT A… …

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  • 11dictatorship — /dik tay teuhr ship , dik tay /, n. 1. a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator. 2. absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control. 3. the office or position held by a dictator.… …

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  • 12dictatorship — UK [dɪkˈteɪtə(r)ʃɪp] / US [dɪkˈteɪtərˌʃɪp] noun Word forms dictatorship : singular dictatorship plural dictatorships a) [countable/uncountable] government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections b) [countable] a country… …

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  • 13dictatorship — noun growing up in the shadow of dictatorship Syn: absolute rule, undemocratic rule, despotism, tyranny, autocracy, autarchy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, fascism; oppression, repression Ant: democracy …

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  • 14dictatorship — diktatūra statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Neribota vieno asmens ar vienalytės grupės valdžia. Sen. Romoje – savitas politinis institutas, pasitelkiamas krizės metu, ribojamas tam tikrų taisyklių ir apibrėžtas trukmės požiūriu (Senatas… …

    Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • 15dictatorship — noun Date: 1542 1. the office of dictator 2. autocratic rule, control, or leadership 3. a. a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in a dictator or a small clique b. a government organization or group in which absolute p …

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  • 16dictatorship — noun a) A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique. b) A government which exercises autocratic rule …

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  • 17dictatorship — Synonyms and related words: Caesarism, Stalinism, absolute monarchy, absolutism, aedileship, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, autarchy, authoritarianism, autocracy, autonomy, benevolent despotism, bishopric,… …

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  • 18dictatorship — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. despotism, unlimited rule, totalitarianism, coercion; see autocracy , fascism , government 2 , tyranny . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all… …

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  • 19dictatorship — dic|ta|tor|ship [dıkˈteıtəʃıp US ˈteıtər ] n 1.) [U and C] government by a ruler who has complete power 2.) a country that is ruled by one person who has complete power …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20dictatorship — dic|ta|tor|ship [ dık teıtər,ʃıp ] noun count or uncount government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections a. count a country controlled by someone who takes power by force and does not allow fair elections …

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