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dictatorship


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dictatorship  \Dic*ta"tor*ship\,  n. 
  The  office,  or  the  term  of  office,  of  a  dictator;  hence 
  absolute  power. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dictatorship 
  n  :  a  form  of  government  in  which  the  ruler  is  an  absolute 
  dictator  (not  restricted  by  a  constitution  or  laws  or 
  opposition  etc.)  [syn:  {absolutism},  {authoritarianism}, 
  {Caesarism},  {despotism},  {monocracy},  {one-man  rule},  {shogunate}, 
  {Stalinism},  {totalitarianism},  {tyranny}] 




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