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Etymology

1. authoritarianism

noun. ['əˌθɔrəˈtɛriːəˌnɪzəm'] a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).

Synonyms

  • despotism
  • totalitarianism
  • autarchy
  • police state
  • monocracy
  • shogunate
  • Stalinism
  • Caesarism
  • one-man rule
  • autocracy
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • authoritarian (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Authoritarianism

  • totalitarianism
  • egalitarianism
  • sectarianism
  • agrarianism

Example sentences of the word authoritarianism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Nationalism is also a major cause of authoritarianism, as it was in Germany.

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