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- 1. dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny, autocracy, autarchy
- usage: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
- 2. absolutism, tyranny, despotism, dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control
- usage: dominance through threat of punishment and violence
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See also: tyranny (Dictionary)