Meaning of “fascism” in the English Dictionary

"fascism" in English

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fascismnoun [ U ]

also Fascism uk /ˈfæʃ.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈfæʃ.ɪ.zəm/

Examples from literature

  • A brief but incisive discussion of the structure of fascism. 
  • Fascism also transports this anti-pacifist spirit into the life of individuals. 
  • Fascism came into being to meet serious problems of politics in post-war Italy. 
  • Fascism on the other hand faces squarely the problem of the right of the state and of the duty of individuals. 
  • The catastrophe and holocaust brought about by the two powerful movements of fascism and national socialism will mark human life always. 

(Definition of “fascism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fascismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfæʃˌɪz·əm/

politics & government a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control of social and economic life, and extreme pride in country and race, with no expression of political disagreement allowed

adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈfæʃ·ɪst/

fascist groups
noun [ C ] us /ˈfæʃ·ɪst/

He left Germany when the fascists took over.

(Definition of “fascism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)