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Definition of Dictatorship

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country ruled by a dictator; tyranny, absolute rule; position of a dictator
Dictatorship Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.
  
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dictatorship
\dic*ta"tor*ship\ (?), n. the office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.
dictatorship
n : a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) [syn: absolutism, authoritarianism, caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny]



JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Rhwyfolaeth = n. dictatorship
WordNet 2.0

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) absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny
(hypernym) autocracy, autarchy
(hyponym) police state
Dictatorship Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
Government by a single person (or group) whose discretion in using the powers and resources of the state is unrestrained by any fixed legal or constitutional rules and who is (are) in no effective way held responsible to the general population or their elected representatives.

[See also: republic, autocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, monarchy, state, democracy, theocracy]

Dictatorship Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Dictatorship is a form of government where political authority is monopolized by a single person or political entity, and exercised through various oppressive mechanisms.

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Dictatorship Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
n. HI'tuy