Synonyms for Dictatorship:


absolute rule (noun)
autocracy, unlimited rule, despotism, totalitarianism, tyranny, authoritarianism, fascism, coercion.
absolutism (noun)
authoritarianism, totalitarianism, autarchy, monocracy.
despotism (noun)
autocracy, fascism, government, unlimited rule, coercion.
dictatorship (noun)
despotism, tyranny, absolutism, monocracy, shogunate, stalinism, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, one-man rule, caesarism.

Other synonyms:

autarchy, federation, protectorate, republic, autocracy. oligarchy. country, nation, autarky, monarchy. Stalinism

Usage examples for dictatorship

  1. Now humanity could build a Galactic Civilization- a unity that was neither a pure democracy nor an absolute dictatorship but resulted in optimum governmental control combined with optimum individual freedom. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. Who then, do you think, would be content with a dictatorship of six months? – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius