Definition of “fascism” - English Dictionary

“fascism” in British English

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fascismnoun [ U ]

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

a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control, and being extremely proud of country and race, and in which political opposition is not allowed

Examples

  • This year's history syllabus covers the rise of Fascism in Europe.
  • Fascism develops from right-wing extremism, supported traditionally by the middle classes, in contrast to Communism.

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

“fascism” in American English

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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

fascist
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈfæʃ·ɪst/

fascist groups
fascist
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)