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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. For be a man's intellectual superiority what it will, it can never assume the practical, available supremacy over other men, without the aid of some sort of external arts and entrenchments, always, in themselves, more or less paltry and base.
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. Galba undid himself by that speech, legi a se militem, non emi; for it put the soldiers out of hope of the donative.
"I suppose you think I'm devoured with ambition," said Horne Fisher, in his rather listless voice, "aiming at a dictatorship and all that.
The author examines the recent international decline in democracy and the psychological appeal of authoritarianism and populism, arguing that people support potential or actual dictators because they see them as the best means for protecting their freedoms and sacred groups and that achieving fully developed democracy has been difficult because the psychological changes needed to move away from dictatorship are slow and difficult to achieve.
China is a dictatorship that deliberately tries to spread its authoritarian tentacles to the outside world.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that he wants that Imran Khan should remain in power for five years tenure instead of coming dictatorship, saying that dictatorship is no option for him (Shahid Khaqan Abbasi).
ISLAMABAD -- PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb has condemned arrest of son of PML-N leader and former MNA Shahab ud Din and his expulsion from district Bajore saying Imran Niazi is an embodiment of dictatorship. In a statement issued here Friday she said detention of son of Shahab ud Din under MPO is the worst political victimization.
People Power was a spontaneous action of the Filipino people so oppressed by the Marcos dictatorship. It was not overnight.
AS Nigeria looks forward to the February 16 presidential election, one nagging question I have encountered from many Nigerians who have accepted that we live under a dictatorship has been 'will Buhari leave power if defeated?' I consider the question funny in relation to a president who got power through a concession from his predecessor, even when there were many grounds to challenge his victory.
In May 2015, Njonjo was asked to apologise for his continuous support of dictatorship .