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to·tal·i·tar·i·an

 (tō-tăl′ĭ-târ′ē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed: "A totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
n.
A practitioner or supporter of such a government.


to·tal′i·tar′i·an·ism n.

totalitarianism

1. a system of highly centralized government in which one political party or group takes control and grants neither recognition nor tolerance to other political groups.
2. autocracy in one of its several varieties.
3. the character or traits of an autocratic or authoritarian individual, party, government, or state. — totalitarian, n., adj.
See also: Government

totalitarianism

A form of government in which the state controls every aspect of the individual’s life and all opposition is suppressed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.totalitarianism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)totalitarianism - 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)
2.totalitarianism - the principle of complete and unrestricted power in governmenttotalitarianism - the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

totalitarianism

noun
1. Absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly:
2. A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule:
Translations
totalitarizam
totalitarianismo

totalitarianism

[ˌtəʊtælɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] Ntotalitarismo m

totalitarianism

[təʊˌtælɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm] ntotalitarisme m

totalitarianism

totalitarianism

[ˌtəʊtælɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzm] ntotalitarismo
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