fascism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fash'iz-um), [key]
- (sometimes cap.) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
- (sometimes cap.) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
- (cap.) a fascist movement, esp. the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.
- fascism (Thesaurus)