authoritarianism definition

  • noun:
    • a type of government where the regulating body features absolute, or nearly absolute, control. Usually this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system.
    • a type of federal government where ruler is an absolute dictator (maybe not limited by a constitution or laws and regulations or opposition etc.)

Related Sources

  • Definition for "authoritarianism"
    • a type of government where the regulating body…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "authoritarianism"
    • If that which we call authoritarianism/by…
    • View More
  • Phrases for "authoritarianism"
  • Rhyme for "authoritarianism"
  • Hyponym for "authoritarianism"
  • Hypernym for "authoritarianism"
  • Same Context for "authoritarianism"
  • Urban Dictionary for "authoritarianism"
    • the mental aggregate of an expert;…
    • View More
41 votes

How would you define authoritarianism?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!