noun. ['dɪkˈteɪtɝˌʃɪp'] 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
- -ship (English)
- -sciepe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- dictator (English)
- dictator (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Dictatorship
Example sentences of the word dictatorship
1. Noun, singular or mass
A military dictatorship is formed when a leader uses the military to obtain and remain in power.
Quotes containing the word dictatorship
1. I grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship. So as a teenager, I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young, charismatic leader rose up, talking about hope and change. His name was Fidel Castro.
- Rafael Cruz
2. It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails.
- Benazir Bhutto
3. I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.
- Philip Pullman