dic|ta|tor|ship «dihk TAY tuhr shihp, DIHK tay-», noun.
1. the position or rank of a dictator: »

The dictatorship of almost every country that has one is filled by a military tyrant.

2. the period of time a dictator rules: »

The dictatorship of the tyrant was an unhappy time for teachers, students, and writers.

3. power to give orders that must be obeyed: »

The majority were the more radical, and took charge, establishing a dictatorship of the proletariat (Emory S. Bogardus).

4. a country under the rule of a dictator: »

The little dictatorship was rocked by a revolution.

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  • dic·ta·tor·ship — /dıkˈteitɚˌʃıp/ noun, pl ships 1 [noncount] : rule by a dictator : rule, control, or leadership by one person with total power The country suffered for many years under his dictatorship. 2 [count] : a government or country in which total power is …   Useful english dictionary

  • tor — ab·ac·tor; ab·bre·vi·a·tor; ab·di·ca·tor; abet·tor; ab·ne·ga·tor; abom·i·na·tor; ab·sol·vi·tor; ab·strac·tor; ac·cel·er·a·tor; ac·cen·tor; ac·cen·tu·a·tor; ac·cep·tor; ac·com·mo·da·tor; ac·cu·mu·la·tor; acet·y·la·tor; ac·ti·va·tor; ac·tor;… …   English syllables

  • dic — ad·dic·tion; ae·dic·u·la; ae·dic·u·lar; an·a·car·dic; ap·o·dic·tic; ap·pen·dic·u·lar; ap·pen·dic·u·la·ta; ap·pen·dic·u·late; ar·che·dic·ty·on; as·ci·dic·o·lous; as·dic; ben·e·dic·tin·ism; ben·e·dic·tion; ben·e·dic·tive; ben·e·dic·to·ry;… …   English syllables

  • dictatorship — dic·ta·tor·ship …   English syllables

  • dictatorship — dic|ta|tor|ship [dıkˈteıtəʃıp US ˈteıtər ] n 1.) [U and C] government by a ruler who has complete power 2.) a country that is ruled by one person who has complete power …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dictatorship — dic|ta|tor|ship [ dık teıtər,ʃıp ] noun count or uncount government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections a. count a country controlled by someone who takes power by force and does not allow fair elections …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dictatorship — dic•ta•tor•ship [[t]dɪkˈteɪ tərˌʃɪp, ˈdɪk teɪ [/t]] n. 1) gov a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator 2) absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control 3) gov the office or… …   From formal English to slang

  • ta — ab·lac·ta·tion; ab·sen·ta·tion; abu·ta; ac·cep·ta·tion; ac·cli·ma·ta·tion; ac·cred·i·ta·tion; ac·er·a·ta; ac·e·ta·tion; ac·e·ta·to ; ach·e·ta; achor·da·ta; acoe·lo·ma·ta; acra·ni·a·ta; ac·ro·tre·ta; ac·ta; ac·ti·no·my·ce·ta·ce·ae;… …   English syllables

  • Dictatorship — Dic*ta tor*ship, n. The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a — acar·a·pis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·na; ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·a·rine; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; ac·a·ri·no·sis; ac·a·ro·ce·cid·i·um; ac·a·roid; ac·a·rol·o·gist; ac·a·rol·o·gy; ac·a·ro·pho·bia; ac·a·rus; acat·a·lep·sy; acat·a·lex·is;… …   English syllables

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