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dictatorship

noun uk   /dɪkˈteɪ.tə.ʃɪp/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
[C] a country ruled by a dictator: a military dictatorshipSystems of government [U] the state of being, or being ruled by, a dictator: The dictatorship of Franco lasted for nearly 40 years.Systems of government
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