An example of totalitarian used as an adjective is in the phrase "totalitarian regime" which means a rule where the ruler has total authority over everyone.
An example of a totalitarian is a king who does not give anyone any say in the government.
Origin of totalitarian
- total (author)itarian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Italian totalitario (“complete, absolute, totalitarian") +"Ž -an