Definition of dictatorship in English:
1Government by a dictator: the effects of forty years of dictatorship
More example sentences
- Socialists defend the institutions of parliamentary democracy against dictatorship or fascism.
- This is not democracy, it is dictatorship, and it is borderline fascism.
- When I was growing up, I was taught that communism leads to dictatorship and capitalism leads inevitably to democracy.
1.1 [count noun] A country governed by a dictator.
- I would think that Socialists would oppose religious dictatorships and monarchies at the drop of a hat.
- Once they came to power they turned to totalitarian dictatorships.
- This was done in many ways, in particular by using pro-Western dictatorships during the Cold War period.
1.2Absolute authority in any sphere.
- It is the oppression and the absolute dictatorship and severe corruption which is producing this sort of circumstance.
- That outdated notion seems to have disappeared circa 1979 when Mrs Thatcher swept her elected dictatorship into power.
- What this creates, then, is teacher dominance that borders on dictatorship.