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uk   /təʊˌtæl.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ us   /toʊˌtæl.əˈter.i.ən/ disapproving
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totalitarianadjective [not gradable]

us   /toʊˌtæl·əˈteər·i·ən/
world history of or relating to a government that has almost complete control over the lives of its citizens and does not permit political opposition
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in Chinese (Simplified) 极权主义的…
in Turkish totaliter, gücü elinde bulunduran bir gruba ait, baskıcı gruba ait olan…
in Russian тоталитарный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極權主義的…
in Polish totalitarny…
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