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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.
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.
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.
For Stewart, the issue was not whether the proletarian dictatorship would be "democratic" or "undemocratic;" it was that the dictatorship of the majority represented an historic advance over the longstanding past dictatorships of the minority.
As modern military dictatorships go it is as horrible as any.
Most of the time the two dictatorships make an alliance to prevent any progress.
Dictatorships like these should be strangled at birth.
Fukuyama points out that democracy is not the "default regime" to which societies naturally revert once dictatorships are removed.
This is surprising in so far as we know that indigenous people were brutally massacred throughout the dictatorships and the 1980s, and that at least in Bolivia, these communities have overthrown two presidents and installed their own leaders.
For some time now, the confusing "Confucian" hypothesis has prevailed in the world, positing that East Asian economies such as Korea and China grew fast because they had able dictatorships (an oxymoron).
After more than half a century of the bizarre Marxist dictatorships of Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il, North Korea cannot even feed its 23 million people, and it imprisons or executes those who speak out or protest.