authoritarian

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adjective au·thor·i·tar·i·an \ȯ-ˌthär-ə-ˈter-ē-ən, ə-, -ˌthȯr-\

Definition of authoritarian

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or favoring blind submission to authority had authoritarian parents

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or favoring a concentration of power in a leader or an elite not constitutionally responsible to the people an authoritarian regime

authoritarian

noun

authoritarianism

play \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Examples of authoritarian in a Sentence

  1. grew up with an authoritarian older sister who thought she was queen of the world

  2. an authoritarian coach who runs football practice like it's boot camp

Origin and Etymology of authoritarian

see authority


First Known Use: 1861


AUTHORITARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

authoritarian

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adjective au·thor·i·tar·i·an \ȯ-ˌthär-ə-ˈter-ē-ən, ə-, -ˌthȯr-\

Definition of authoritarian for English Language Learners

  • : expecting or requiring people to obey rules or laws : not allowing personal freedom



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