Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. The members of an Italian political organization that controlled Italy under the fascist dictatorship of Benito Mussolini from 1922 to 1943.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Italian, pl. of fascista, fascist; see fascist.

Examples

  • Date: 1921 1 often capitalized: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

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  • According to Webster's Fascism: political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

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  • They were wearing the black uniform of the Fascisti, the government police.

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  • Essentially the work of popular Italian satirist Corrado Guzzanti, Fascisti su Marte Fascists on Mars imagines a 1939 expedition to Mars in which a group of followers of Benito Mussolini attempt to turn the Red Planet to Fascist black.

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    Fascisti su Marte, a 2006 Italian political satire

  • Fascisti su Marte, a 2006 Italian political satire

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  • Originally developed in 2002 as a skit for Italian television, Fascisti su Marte was expanded to more than 100 minutes and screened at the 2006 Rome Film Festival.

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  • PARTLY BECAUSE OF THE RED MENACE now on the eastern edge of Europe, there was, in the West, a forgiving, even supportive, attitude toward the appearance of a movement whose members called themselves Fascisti.

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  • Merriam-Websters defines "fascism" this way: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader ....

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  • MUSSOLINI GAVE A SPEECH to a crowd of blackshirted Fascisti in Florence.

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