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dic·ta·tor·ship

 (dĭk-tā′tər-shĭp′, dĭk′tā′-)
n.
1. The office or tenure of a dictator.
2. A state or government under dictatorial rule.
3. Absolute or despotic control or power.

dictatorship

(dɪkˈteɪtəˌʃɪp)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the rank, office, or period of rule of a dictator
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by a dictator or dictators
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a country ruled by a dictator or dictators
4. absolute or supreme power or authority

dic•ta•tor•ship

(dɪkˈteɪ tərˌʃɪp, ˈdɪk teɪ-)

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.
[1580–90]

dictatorship

1. a despotic system ruled by a dictator possessing absolute power and absolute authority.
2. the office of a dictator. — dictatorial, adj.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dictatorship - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)dictatorship - 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)

dictatorship

noun
1. absolute rule, tyranny, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, reign of terror, despotism, autocracy, absolutism a long period of military dictatorship
2. totalitarian state, autocracy, autarchy, monocracy every country in the region was a military dictatorship

dictatorship

noun
1. A government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives:
2. Absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly:
3. A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule:
Translations
دَوْلَه دِكْتاتورِيَّهطُغْيان، دكتاتورِيَّه
diktatura
diktatur
diktatuur
diktatúraparancsuralom
einræðieinræîieinræîisríki
独裁独裁政治
diktatúra
diktatur
dikta rejimidiktatörlük

dictatorship

[dɪkˈteɪtəʃɪp] Ndictadura f

dictatorship

[dɪkˈteɪtərʃɪp] n
(= government) → dictature f
(= country) → dictature f

dictatorship

n (Pol, fig) → Diktatur f

dictatorship

[dɪkˈteɪtəˌʃɪp] ndittatura

dictate

(dikˈteit) , ((American) ˈdikteit) verb
1. to say or read out (something) for someone else to write down. He always dictates his letters (to his secretary).
2. to state officially or with authority. He dictated the terms of our offer.
3. to give orders to; to command. I certainly won't be dictated to by you (= I won't do as you say).
dicˈtation noun
something read for another to write down. The secretary is taking dictation.
dicˈtator noun
an all-powerful ruler. As soon as he became dictator, he made all political parties illegal and governed the country as he liked.
dicˈtatorship noun
1. the authority of a dictator. His dictatorship is threatened by the terrorists.
2. a state ruled by a dictator. That country is a dictatorship now.
References in classic literature ?
That certain sultanism of his brain, which had otherwise in a good degree remained unmanifested; through those forms that same sultanism became incarnate in an irresistible dictatorship.
Caesar did himself infinite hurt in that speech, Sylla nescivit literas, non potuit dictare; for it did utterly cut off that hope, which men had entertained, that he would at one time or other give over his dictatorship.
I suppose you think I'm devoured with ambition," said Horne Fisher, in his rather listless voice, "aiming at a dictatorship and all that.
Nor could there have been a war had there been no English intrigues and no Duke of Oldenburg, and had Alexander not felt insulted, and had there not been an autocratic government in Russia, or a Revolution in France and a subsequent dictatorship and Empire, or all the things that produced the French Revolution, and so on.
The definition of the term dictatorship is given as: "a form of government where political authority is monopolized by a person or political entity, and exercised through various mechanisms to ensure the entity's power remains strong.
Professor Ljubomir Frckovski assessed that the process for breaking the bones of dictatorship is here and we should expect all kinds of blockage in the democracy process.
We pledge to continue her mission to banish extremism and root out dictatorship in all its forms and manifestations, he said.
They proclaim that the remaining of the Kurdistan Region President any longer is equal to dictatorship and democratic failure.
For her, biology is destiny, the "true dictatorship," which neither the previous dictatorship nor the current democracy could alter.
It has to create a program of equality, solidarity and deliberative democracy that would tear down the iron curtain of the formal democracy in whose institutions the dictatorship has laid its eggs.
Less than two years ago the citizens of this great city voted against the directly-elected mayor dictatorship that the political elite tried to dump on this city and its citizens.
Having already tried and jailed hundreds of military personnel responsible for crimes against humanity committed during the last dictatorship (1976-1983), Argentina's judiciary is now turning its attention to a number of cases in which the accused are civilians.