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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Lord Hailsham spoke of elective dictatorship.
▪ Everything is now in place for a rigged election that seems likely to usher in a military dictatorship.
▪ Since 1980, 57 countries have replaced military dictatorships or other forms of one-party rule with democratic elections.
▪ In Montevideo the Frente Amplio was founded as a coalition of diverse left currents against the military dictatorship.
▪ Only military dictatorship would be capable of sustaining an ordered society in the aftermath of such a conflict.
▪ The 1966 Constitution was suspended in 1973 and replaced by a military dictatorship.
▪ Outside the town, the killing goes on, despite the transition in 1985 from military dictatorship to elected civilian government.
▪ There is a new insistence on the illegitimacy of debts incurred by military dictatorships and other repressive regimes.
▪ That is why soldiers called Metaxas and Papadopoulos have from time to time felt obliged to step forward and try a spot of military dictatorship.
▪ Ethiopia's dictatorship was toppled by Eritrean and Ethiopian rebels.
▪ How do we explain the rise in European dictatorship in the 1930s?
▪ In 1971, the country's 10 year military dictatorship came to an end.
▪ Residence permits are a remnant of Stalin's dictatorship.
▪ The country has been moving toward dictatorship.
▪ Britain in mid-1979 was unlikely to lurch into any drastic transformation, let alone a dictatorship.
▪ Despite the dictatorship, major unrest broke out.
▪ Everything is now in place for a rigged election that seems likely to usher in a military dictatorship.
▪ Is dictatorship more easily defined than democracy?
▪ Press photos by Nancy Urrut a dating from 1980 give an appalling view into what daily life in the dictatorship looked like.
▪ That is carried to such an extreme that we will recognise dictatorships and ignore the coups which bring some despots to power.
▪ The political difficulties included the moral dictatorship of Pandit Nehru and his family, which posed formidable succession problems.
▪ This was to have a United Nations as a world policeman, able to intervene against dictatorships which threaten other countries.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dictatorship \Dic*ta"tor*ship\, n. The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1580s, from dictator + -ship.


n. 1 A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique. 2 A government which exercises autocracy rule.


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]


Dictatorship is a form of government where a group of countries (or Country) is ruled by one person or political entity, and exercised through various mechanisms to ensure the entity's power remains strong.

A dictatorship is a type of authoritarianism, in which politicians regulate nearly every aspect of the public and private behavior of citizens. Dictatorships and totalitarianism generally employ political propaganda to decrease the influence of proponents of alternative governing systems.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, traditional monarchies gradually declined and disappeared. Dictatorship and constitutional democracy emerged as the world's two major forms of government.

Usage examples of "dictatorship".

There are a hell of a lot of orphans in Said Ababa, thanks to their so-called benevolent dictatorship.

So because of Kerri, we won and the Imdlemodin dictatorship with its annihilatory practices was destroyed.

Eventually, says their dogma, everyone will worship the beast under a brutal and absolute totalitarian dictatorship with the Antichrist as its leader, able to perform miracles to get the power and the following.

It has been supplanted by the dictatorship of the Central Committee of the Bolshevist Party, governing with the assistance of a swarm of extraordinary commissions and punitive detachments of imported soldiers.

There were these two great powers out there gobbling up the galaxy world by world, fighting over each life-zone planet, letting everything go to hell while they spent all their energy on breeding and building new fleets and new weapons and intellectualizing mightily over which system was best, the tight, central control of the Empire or the allied dictatorships of the Cassiopeian sectors.

Most important, it would blow the lid off GAL and expose Spain for what she was--a democracy backsliding toward dictatorship.

He was a famous tough guy, the founder and still majority stockholder in the public relations film of Great-house and Smiley, which specialized in putting the most favorable interpretations on the activities of Caribbean and Latin American dictatorships, of Bahamian gambling casinos, of Liberian and Panamanian tanker fleets, of several Central Intelligence Agency fronts around the world, of gangster-dominated unions such as the International Brotherhood of Abrasives and Adhesives Workers and the Amalgamated Fuel Handlers, of international conglomerates such as RAMJAC and Texas Fruit, and on and on.

On the Silver Coast a Watussi satrap ruled and the former subjects of Makru began to realize that green tyranny was no whit easier to bear than the old white one or the dictatorship of a man of their own color.

So I repeat that I will step down from the Dictatorship after the elections in Quinctilis.

It will help the Soviet working class to climb out of the thick layer of fog, confusion and political disorientation into which it has been plunged after more than seventy years of lies and historical falsifications under the bureaucratic dictatorship of Stalinism.

The only propaganda line open to the Nazis and Fascists was to represent themselves as Christian patriots saving Spain from a Russian dictatorship.

General George McClellan was his key, a youthful mind susceptible to flattery, who despised the politicians in power and seemed not to mind hearing Stanton hint at the desirability of a military dictatorship in this time of trial.

Retain the dictatorship for a time, strengthen the plebeian element by ruthless proscriptions of patricians and by recruits from the provinces, unite the tribunitial, pontifical, and military powers in the imperator designated by the army, all elements existing in the constitution from an early day, and already developed in the Roman state, and you have the imperial constitution, which retained to the last the senate and consuls, though with less and less practical power.

The Asclepians were another of the dictatorship cults, a morphological collective.

There is no national movement for socialism or dictatorship in America, no “man on horseback” or popular demagogue, nothing but fumbling compromisers and frightened opportunists.