dictatorship of the proletariat

noun

Definition of dictatorship of the proletariat

: the assumption of political power by the proletariat with concomitant repression of previously controlling or governing classes that in Marxist philosophy is considered an essential preliminary to establishment of the classless state

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First Known Use of dictatorship of the proletariat

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Dictatorship of the proletariat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictatorship%20of%20the%20proletariat. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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