party state

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party state (plural party states)

  1. A state in which power is held by a single political party.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 188:
      It was, to put it another way, quite astonishing to see how much, and to what at extent, the party-state depended on lies.
    • 2012, ‘Theme and variations’, The Economist, 21 Jan 2012:
      The party state encourages companies to band together into industry clusters by giving them preferential access to contracts and stockmarket listings.