dictature

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French dictature.

Noun[edit]

dictature (plural dictatures)

  1. (obsolete) Office of a dictator; dictatorship.
    • 1905, Sir Patrick Geddes, Civics: as Applied Sociology, Sociological Society, B—The Historic Survey Of Cities, p. 109:
      The impressiveness of the aspect of Edinburgh to its visitors is thus not merely pictorial. […] See the hill-fort defended by lake and forest, becoming "castrum puellarum," becoming a Roman and an Arthurian citadel, a mediaeval stronghold of innumerable sieges, a centre of autocratic and military dictatures, oligarchic governments, at length a museum of the past.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dictātūra, from dictō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dik.ta.tyʁ/
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Noun[edit]

dictature f (plural dictatures)

  1. dictatorship

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

dictātūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of dictātūrus