Meaning of totalitarian

to•tal•i•tar•i•an

Pronunciation: (tō-tal"i-târ'ē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
  2. exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.
—n.
  1. an adherent of totalitarianism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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