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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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)
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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
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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:
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Translations
دَوْلَه دِكْتاتورِيَّهطُغْيان، دكتاتورِيَّه
diktatura
diktatur
diktatuur
diktatúraparancsuralom
einræðieinræîieinræîisríki
独裁独裁政治
diktatúra
diktatur
dikta rejimidiktatörlük

dictatorship

[dɪkˈteɪtəʃɪp] Ndictadura f
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dictatorship

[dɪkˈteɪtərʃɪp] n
(= government) → dictature f
(= country) → dictature f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dictatorship

n (Pol, fig) → Diktatur f
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dictatorship

[dɪkˈteɪtəˌʃɪp] ndittatura
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
As a consequence we could, in effect, disassemble our government and replace it with an administrative body which has no political agenda and whose only remit would be to implement the will of the unelected EU bureaucrats who are a collective dictatorship.
We did not work to topple a dictatorship of 42 years to have it replaced by a collective dictatorship, instead of one dictator," Tatanki said.
By definition, an ethnocentric "demographic majority" is a racial collective dictatorship preserved only by direct collective repression.

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