noun. ['əˌθɔrəˈtɛriːəˌnɪzəm'] a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).
- police state
- one-man rule
- -ism (English)
- authoritarian (English)
Words that Rhyme with Authoritarianism
Example sentences of the word authoritarianism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Nationalism is also a major cause of authoritarianism, as it was in Germany.