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.
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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
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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)
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authoritarianism

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

authoritarianism

[ˌɔːθɒrɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] Nautoritarismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

authoritarianism

[ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm] nautoritarisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

authoritarianism

nAutoritarismus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

authoritarianism

[ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪənɪzm] n (Pol) → autoritarismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Thus authoritarinism came to our democratic set up.
In short, regime changes are once again taking place--this time from authoritarinism to democracy--in order to defend and stabilize the dependent capitalist state in the face of renewed instability and threats to the social and political order.