Definition of dictatorship
- people suffering under his dictatorship
- Communism and dictatorship
- rising up against a military dictatorship
- establishing a dictatorship
The country suffered for many years under his dictatorship.
His enemies accused him of establishing a dictatorship.
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: rule by a dictator : rule, control, or leadership by one person with total power
: a government or country in which total power is held by a dictator or a small group
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