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authoritarian

adjective     /ˌɔː.θɒr.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ US  /əˌθɔːr.ɪˈter.i-/ disapproving
demanding that people obey completely and refusing to allow them freedom to act as they wish : an authoritarian regime / government / ruler His manner is extremely authoritarian.Systems of governmentPowerful people and dictators authoritarian     noun [C] an authoritarian person : My father was a real authoritarian so we were brought up very strictly .Severe authoritarianism     /-ə.nɪ.zəm/ noun [U] Systems of government
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