dictatorship dictatorship  /dɪk ˈteɪ tər ˌʃɪp/


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


  1. A demonstration in front of the ESMA, a navy building where Argentines were tortured during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
  2. A revolution that began by freeing Portugal from a dictatorship of the far right is rapidly evolving into a dictatorship of the far left.
  3. Women of my generation owe her a debt: When we came of age during the dark military dictatorship of the 1970s, we had her example of passion and combativeness to get us through.


  • Spanish Producer Elias Querejeta Dies at 78

    The man known simply as "The Producer" was a key figure during the country's transition from dictatorship to democracy and is credited with modernizing the Spanish film industry. read more        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. "And it's not up to the politicians in Washington, DC, to say whether he will remain in his position," Bush said. "It is up to the Iraqi people who now live in a democracy and not a dictatorship."
    on Aug 21, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We see that the government of Iran, the supreme leader, the president, the Parliament is being supplanted and that Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship," Mrs. Clinton said.
    on Feb 16, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: New York Times

  3. "To get Pakistan from the clutches of dictatorship, we are organizing a long march," Bhutto told around 100 journalists protesting the new media clampdown, which would impose jail time for those who criticize Musharraf or the army. "I request...
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: Guardian Unlimited

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