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Noun: dictatorship  dik'tey-tu(r),ship
  1. A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution, laws or opposition etc.)
    - absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny

Derived forms: dictatorships

Type of: autarchy, autocracy

Encyclopedia: Dictatorship