Pronunciation: (dik-tā'tur-ship", dik'tā-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dictatorship.html on line 73 [key]
1. a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
2. absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control.
3. the office or position held by a dictator.
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