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Synonyms for authoritarianism

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

Synonyms for authoritarianism

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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Gi yen the authoritarian character of current guerrilla movements, however, decreasing numbers of students are willing to go to the mountains to fight or to take part in the activities of urban guerrillas.
The Fat Controller, Sir Topham, who in the books is a pretty grumpy, unlikeable, grandiloquent and authoritarian character, is a much kinder man in the ideally portly Percy Copley, even though he occasionally reminded me of the granddad from the Scouse sitcom Bread in his diction.
The party's authoritarian character meant that Aberhart and Manning played the major role in determining who was employed by the party and who spoke for it.
One recurring image is the regime's authoritarian character as precipitant, the widespread sense of exclusion from the country's economic, social, and especially political life felt by all groups and classes.
On the other hand, what makes Erdoy-an the weakest link is his touchy, unpredictable and increasingly authoritarian character.
The vitality recurrently shown by the regular Egyptian judiciary has not dented the authoritarian character of the regime.