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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.
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And while it's tempting to think the rewriting of history is something found exclusively in illiberal or dictatorial systems, it has increasingly become a feature of democracies.
There are also unnamed dictatorial systems that emerge as the pinnacle of despotism, unlawfulness and arbitrariness because they are not content with simply censoring, confiscating and banning intellectual and artistic works but seek to intimidate the people who produce such works with threats, pressure and terrorization.