Fascism meaning

făshĭzəm
A system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of opposition, private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control, belligerent nationalism, racism, and militarism, etc.
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Fascism is defined as a system of government where a dictator has complete control.

An example of fascism is the government led by Benito Mussolini in Italy.

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The doctrines, methods, or movement of the Fascisti.
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By vague analogy, any system of strong autocracy or oligarchy usually to the extent of bending and breaking the law, race-baiting and violence against largely unarmed populations.
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Oppressive, dictatorial control.
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(historical) A political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on a relationship between business and the centralized government, business-and-government control of the market place, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights. Originally only applied (usually capitalized) to Benito Mussolini's Italy.
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Origin of fascism

  • Italian fascismo from fascio group from Late Latin fascium from Latin fascis bundle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian fascismo, from fascio (“bundle, fasces”), from Latin fasces, plural of fascis

    From Wiktionary