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fas·cism

 (făsh′ĭz′əm)
n.
1. often Fascism
a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

[Italian fascismo, from fascio, group, from Late Latin fascium, from Latin fascis, bundle.]
Word History: It is fitting that the name of an authoritarian political movement like Fascism, founded in 1919 by Benito Mussolini, should come from the name of a symbol of authority. The Italian name of the movement, fascismo, is derived from fascio, "bundle, (political) group," but also refers to the movement's emblem, the fasces, a bundle of rods bound around a projecting axe-head that was carried before an ancient Roman magistrate by an attendant as a symbol of authority and power. The name of Mussolini's group of revolutionaries was soon used for similar nationalistic movements in other countries that sought to gain power through violence and ruthlessness, such as National Socialism.

fascism

(ˈfæʃɪzəm)
n (sometimes capital)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any ideology, movement, programme, tendency, etc, that may be characterized as right-wing, chauvinist, authoritarian, etc
3. prejudice in relation to the subject specified: body fascism.
[C20: from Italian fascismo, from fascio political group, from Latin fascis bundle; see fasces]

Fascism

(ˈfæʃɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the political movement, doctrine, system, or regime of Benito Mussolini in Italy, which encouraged militarism and nationalism, organizing the country along hierarchical authoritarian lines

fas•cism

(ˈfæʃ ɪz əm)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) a totalitarian governmental system led by a dictator and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism, militarism, and often racism.
2. (sometimes cap.) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
3. (cap.) a movement toward or embodying fascism, esp. the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.
[1915–20; < Italian fascismo, derivative of fasc(io) bundle, group; see fasces]

Fascism


the principles and practices of people who worked to dissolve Hitler’s dictatorship and fascism.
a member of the German-American Volksbund, a U.S. pro-Nazi organization of the 1930s and 1940s. — Bund, n.
the doctrines of the Falange, the fascist party of Spain. — Falangist, n.
1. the tenets of a centralized totalitarian and nationalistic government that strictly controls finance, industry, and commerce, practices rigid censorship and racism, and eliminates opposition through secret police.
2. such a form of government, as that of Italy under Mussolini. — fascist, n. — fascistic, adj.
the tenets of German fascism as developed by Adolf Hitler; Nazism. — Hitlerite, n., adj.
the German form of fascism, especially that of the National Socialist (German: Nazionalsozialist) Workers’ party under Adolf Hitler. — Nazi, n., adj.
the post-World War II rise of a movement whose principal aim is to incorporate the doctrines of fascism into existing political systems. — Neo-Facist, n.
a method of revolution or overthrow involving secret planning, suddenness, and speed, as Hitler’s 1938 invasion of Austria. — putschist, n.
a member of the Belgian pro-fascist party of the 1930s.

fascism

1. A right-wing militarist, nationalist and authoritarian regime, such as that founded by Mussolini 1919 and inspiring, among others, the German Nazi Party.
2. A form of government in which a dictator rules, opposition is suppressed, the economy is centrally controlled, and extreme nationalistic policies are pursued.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fascism - a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)fascism - a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
national socialism, Naziism, Nazism - a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader

Fascism

noun (sometimes not cap.) authoritarianism, dictatorship, totalitarianism, despotism, autocracy, absolutism, Hitlerism The military threat of Fascism had been eliminated.
Translations
الفاشِيَّـه، الفاشِسْتِيَّه
fašismus
fascisme
fasismi
fasizmus
fasisme
fasismi
fašistinisfašizmas
fašisms
fašizmus

fascism

[ˈfæʃɪzəm] Nfascismo m

fascism

[ˈfæʃɪzəm] n (= political system) → fascisme m anti-fascism

fascism

nFaschismus m

fascism

[ˈfæʃɪzm] nfascismo

Fascism

(ˈfӕʃizəm) noun
a nationalistic and anti-Communist system of government like that of Italy 1922-43, where all aspects of society are controlled by the state and all criticism or opposition is suppressed.
ˈfascist
(also with capital) adjective.
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THEY began their relationship as penpals as Britain fought against facism.
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We were proud to be British, but even prouder to be part of a human race that had just defeated facism.
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Jumblatt expressed his "sincere condolences to the French people for such a calamity," while stressing his conviction that they "will continue to stick to the values of the Republic and confront any rising waves of racism or facism inside France.
The protest was timed to coincide with the Bihar election results, UK's Remembrance Day that commemorates the fight against facism and the Second World War, and Modi's visit, said Suresh Grover, director of The Monitoring Group that is part of the network.
The report stated that in August 2013, one month after the military ouster of the former president Mohamed Morsy, Ahmed Al-Mossallamany, the spokesperson for the transitional president told the CPJ: "We are not going to replace Islamist facism with a civil one.
And starting a petition on Twitter to get Rangers games taken off the telly, followed by comments about censorship and facism sounded like the rantings of a man losing the plot.
The Havengore is seen with Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, as it recre-|ated the journey it made 50 years ago carrying the coffin of former prime minister Winston Churchill who led Britain's fight against facism 75 years ago.
A separate counter demonstration, including protesters from Unite Against Facism (UAF), was taking place in Chamberlain Square.
For example, the Polish Constitution, adopted in 1997, prohibits the constitution of parties whose programs are based "upon totalitarian methods and the modes of activity of nazism, facism and communism.