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Noun: totalitarianism  tow,ta-li'teh-ree-u,ni-zum
  1. A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution, laws or opposition etc.)
    - dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, tyranny
     
  2. The principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
    - absolutism, totalism

Derived forms: totalitarianisms

Type of: autarchy, autocracy, ideology, mythos, political orientation, political theory

Encyclopedia: Totalitarianism