Translation of dictatorship in Spanish:

dictatorship

Pronunciation: /dɪkˈteɪtərʃɪp; dɪkˈteɪtəʃɪp/

n

countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable
  • dictadura (feminine) the dictatorship of the proletariat la dictadura del proletariado
    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.

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