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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Very quickly, the comparative literature of American political science bristled with debates about "regime types." New labels appeared, and older ones were defined and redefined as proper names--Fascism, Nazism, Communism--jostled with classical theoretical terms like autocracy, tyranny, despotism, and the newer analytic categories like authoritarianism and totalitarianism.
The Greens said everything indicates that Turkey "is moving towards authoritarianism and totalitarianism".
When all these powers are concentrated [in one branch], then authoritarianism and totalitarianism are inevitable in the country.