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totalitarianism (n.)

1926, first in reference to Italian fascism, from totalitarian + -ism.

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Definitions of totalitarianism

totalitarianism (n.)
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.);
Synonyms: dictatorship / absolutism / authoritarianism / Caesarism / despotism / monocracy / one-man rule / shogunate / Stalinism / tyranny
totalitarianism (n.)
the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government;
Synonyms: absolutism / totalism
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