authoritarianism

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au·thor·i·tar·i·an

 (ə-thôr′ĭ-târ′ē-ən, ə-thŏr′-, ô-)
adj.
1. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom: an authoritarian regime.
2. Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner. See Synonyms at dictatorial.

au·thor′i·tar′i·an n.
au·thor′i·tar′i·an·ism n.

authoritarianism

1. the habit of conduct, thought, and speech expressing total submission to rigid principles and rules.
2. the principles and views of the rule maker. — authoritarian, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.authoritarianism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)authoritarianism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)

authoritarianism

noun
A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule:
Translations

authoritarianism

[ˌɔːθɒrɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] Nautoritarismo m

authoritarianism

[ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm] nautoritarisme m

authoritarianism

nAutoritarismus m

authoritarianism

[ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪənɪzm] n (Pol) → autoritarismo
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A special section on the challenges for journalists reporting on and under a leader like Donald Trump addresses issues of free speech, the importance of press protections, and the critical role of investigative journalists in an increasingly closed society.
As he refuses to use violence against "his own people" as he always describes them, the residents of the closed society of Siwa consider him an outsider and refuse to willingly surrender to the unfair amount of taxes required of them.
But I have to tell you, he is every bit the unreformed socialist of the 1980s, not able to tackle the Government and as supportive of the closed society that we as liberals continue to rally against.
Aided by their deep-souled 'true Ozarker' neighbor, they slowly peel back the layers of what is basically a closed society up in the wilds of Izard County, Arkansas.
That means more development aid, that means more common standards on climate protection, that means fair trade and a lot more than one perhaps feels in a closed society," she added.
Unlike in the West, where, broadly, a left-right socioeconomic cleavage shapes politics, the main split in the post-communist democracies is between proponents of an open versus a closed society.
This attack can happen anywhere, it can happen if you open your border, it can happen if you shut your border, it can happen if you are an open society, it can happen if you are a closed society, it can happen in Paris, it can happen in any other city," Gargash said.
Into this wealthy, closed society comes newcomer Anne Boleyn, with whom Henry immediately becomes obsessed, but she faces cold shoulders from his friends and family.
Once we were a closed society who didn't talk about many things.
Even we Christians run the risk of becoming paralyzed by fear of the future and searching for security in things that pass, or in a model of closed society that tends to exclude more than include.