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Definition of "authoritarianism" []

  • A form of government in which the governing body has absolute, or almost absolute, control. Typically this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system. (noun)

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Use "authoritarianism" in a sentence
  • "If that which we call authoritarianism/by any other name would smell as sweet ..."
  • "The difference between authority and authoritarianism is similar to the difference between love and rape."
  • "So it would appear as if the cure for authoritarianism is democracy."