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dictatorship

noun

1 dictatorship

A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).

synonyms: absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny.

Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693.    [nations] ... show more

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Dutch: stalinisme, tyrannie, totalitarisme, absolutisme, alleenheerschappij, autocratie, despotisme, dictatuur, dwingelandij, monocratie ... show more
Polish: autorytaryzm




Moby thesaurus: Caesarism, Stalinism, absolute monarchy, absolutism, aedileship, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, autarchy, authoritarianism, autocracy, autonomy, benevolent despotism, bishopric, captainship, chairmanship, chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship ... show more.

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