authoritarianism

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Etymology[edit]

authoritarian +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

authoritarianism (countable and uncountable, plural authoritarianisms)

  1. A form of government in which the governing body has absolute, or almost absolute, control. Typically this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system.

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