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authoritarian

adjective

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authoritarian

noun

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The first known use of authoritarian was in 1861

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“Authoritarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/authoritarian. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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