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English definition of “elective dictatorship”

elective dictatorship

noun [C] uk   UK disapproving us  
a government that is elected but has won so many votes that it can do what it likesSystems of government
(Definition of elective dictatorship from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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