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Meaning of dictatorship

dic•ta•tor•ship

Pronunciation: (dik-tā'tur-ship", dik'tā-), [key]
— n.
  1. a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
  2. absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control.
  3. the office or position held by a dictator.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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