Relating to or denoting a system of government where only one political party is permitted: an authoritarian, single-party state
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- Unelected, single-party rule takes no account of the weaknesses of human nature.
- Most former European colonies began their independence as nominal democracies, then rapidly moved either to single-party oligarchies, military rule, or both at once.
- A peaceful transfer of power after five decades of single-party rule in May 2000 made Taiwan the first democracy in the history of ethnic Chinese societies.