Dictatorship definition

dĭk-tātər-shĭp, dĭktā-
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A state or government under dictatorial rule.
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A state ruled by a dictator.
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Absolute power or authority.
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The definition of a dictatorship is an office or government under absolute control of one person.

An example of a dictatorship is the rule of Uganda by Idi Amin from 1971 to 1979.

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A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique.
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A government which exercises autocratic rule.
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Absolute or despotic control or power.
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The office or tenure of a dictator.
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The position or office of a dictator.
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The time during which a dictator rules.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dictatorship
Plural:
dictatorships

Origin of dictatorship