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[ US /dɪkˈteɪtɝˌʃɪp/ ]
[ UK /dɪktˈe‍ɪtəʃˌɪp/ ]
  1. a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
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How To Use dictatorship In A Sentence

  • This type of political perversion of the law was well known during Hitler's fascist dictatorship.
  • The ayatollah broke with Iran's clerical leadership and became a vehement critic, denouncing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and calling the postelection crackdown the work of a dictatorship. Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz
  • Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. Harry S. Truman 
  • Admittedly, dictatorships do not encourage the cultivation of colourful eccentrics such as Montgomery or Patton.
  • Ahmadinejad's 'victory' saps the Islamic Republic yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Ahmadinejad\'s \'victory\' saps the Islamic Republic '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: The Islamic Republic needs to seize the moment to respond to Iranians and the wider world before it traps itself into becoming the Islamic Republic of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, an isolated military dictatorship akin to North Korea or Myanmar. Ahmadinejad's 'victory' saps the Islamic Republic
  • By 1983, protests against the dictatorship by social organizations and the banned political parties convulsed the country.
  • And any sane person who knows the definitions of fascism and socialism - two terms diametrically opposed to each other, BTW - would KNOW that the last occupant of the White House had us under a fascist dictatorship. Propeller Most Popular Stories
  • The first and most important task of the new administrative system is to abolish the dictatorship of the producer and to overcome the deficits of our economy. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy
  • Then I realized it wasn't Gantry of whom I was reminded so much as another Lewis character, Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, the politician who poses as a populist, then once elected president turns the United States into a fascist dictatorship, aided by an angry, unknowing electorate and a paramilitary group called the Minute Men. Michael Winship: The Awful Price for Teaching Less Than We Know
  • Lenin proposed that the new regime would be a ‘democratic dictatorship of the proletariat and peasantry.’
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