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Pronunciation:  dik'teytur`ship

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

DICTATORSHIP is a 12 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny
 See Also: autarchy, autocracy, police state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dic*ta"tor*ship\, n.
The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence,
absolute power.

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