American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The office or tenure of a dictator.
- n. A state or government under dictatorial rule.
- n. Absolute or despotic control or power.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or dignity of a dictator; the term of a dictator's office.
- n. Absolute authority; dogmatism.
- n. A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique.
- n. A government which exercises autocratic rule.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.
- n. a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
- dictator + -ship (Wiktionary)
“And so the dictatorship of the proletariat becomes the _dictatorship of a single person_, a super-boss and industrial autocrat: We must learn to combine the stormy, energetic breaking of all restraint on the part of the toiling masses _with iron discipline during work, with absolute submission to the will of one person, the Soviet director, during work_. [”
“We will have a judiciary that will think a dictatorship is appropriate.”
“And I don't use that term lightly; the very definition of a dictatorship is a system that puts a ruler above the law.”
“She's even said that she's thinking about exploring the potential of turning what she called a dictatorship into a democracy, by exploring once again a, I guess, political revival for her.”
“HARRIS: At a mass the day before he was elected pope, then cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, warned against what he called the dictatorship of relativisms.”
“This hope was not realized, as we know, and the break-up of the government came within a month, when the Bolsheviki at last accomplished their long-planned armed uprising, and by force established what they called the dictatorship of the proletariat.”
“Chile backs off plans to delete Gen Pinochet 'dictatorship' from school books Chile is backing off a controversial plan to remove the word "dictatorship" from school textbooks in reference to the military government of Gen Augusto Pinochet.”
“In the essay, he dissected what he called the "dictatorship of ritual" the ossified Soviet bloc system under Leonid Brezhnev and imagined what happens when an ordinary greengrocer stops displaying communist slogans and begins "living in truth," rediscovering "his suppressed identity and dignity.”
“In the essay, he dissected what he called the "dictatorship of ritual" - the ossified Soviet bloc system under Leonid Brezhnev - and imagined what happens when an ordinary greengrocer stops displaying communist slogans and begins "living in truth," rediscovering "his suppressed identity and dignity.”
“Among the critics was Galloway himself, who accused Egypt, which he called a dictatorship, of strangling”
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