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dictatorshipnoun

uk   /dɪkˈteɪ.tə.ʃɪp/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
[C] a country ruled by a dictator: a military dictatorship [U] the state of being, or being ruled by, a dictator: The dictatorship of Franco lasted for nearly 40 years.
Translations of “dictatorship”
in Korean 독재 정부…
in Arabic ديكتاتورِيّة…
in Portuguese ditadura…
in Catalan dictadura…
in Japanese 独裁国家, 独裁制…
in Italian dittatura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁統治國家, 獨裁, 獨裁統治…
in Russian диктатура…
in Turkish diktatörlük, diktatörle yönetilen ülke/sitem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁统治国家, 独裁, 独裁统治…
in Polish dyktatura…
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