libido dominandi

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From Latin libīdō dominandī. The term is taken from the first book of Augustine's work "De civitate Dei" (published in 426).

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libido dominandi (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly in Voegelinian philosophy) The will to power; the desire to dominate; the lust for government.

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