dictatorship

[ dik-tey-ter-ship, dik-tey- ]SEE DEFINITION OF dictatorship
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McClellan is now ripe for the dictatorship of the Copperheads.

The Socialist state will be a democracy, not a dictatorship.

From what Dad told me, he's trying to turn Oredan into a Dictatorship, with him at the head.

From him, Barrent learned that Earth was believed to be a dictatorship.

"Oh, good, that sounds like a dictatorship," Harkaman was saying.

In both cases the dictatorship was due to exceptional circumstances.

The dictatorship was a veil, behind which the law remained intact.

The dictatorship was fitted to be repudiated by Cincinnatus, and to be espoused by Cæsar.

Young's dictatorship in the choice of wives was equally absolute.

It was about a year after the close of the dictatorship of Fabius that this battle was fought.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from dictator + -ship.

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