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Synonyms for dictatorship

Synonyms for dictatorship

a government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives

absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

Synonyms for dictatorship

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc

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The success of Arab Revolutions will definitively put an end to dictatorial systems of government ", Caid Essebsi affirmed.
The US is the major loser in regional developments and it is locked in the quagmire of supporting Zionist regime and dictatorial systems, including Mubarak and bin Ali for years and it cannot get rid of the situation through contradiction and deception," Jalili noted on Friday.
Nor should it be taken to justify dictatorial systems in particular.
The force of civic resistance was a key factor in driving 50 of 67 transitions," the study concludes, "or over 70 percent of countries where transitions began as dictatorial systems fell and/or new states arose from the disintegration of multinational states.
They are dictatorial systems and it seems clear that they falsify genuine democracy.