Definition of Authoritarianism

1. Noun. A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).




Definition of Authoritarianism

1. Noun. A form of government in which the governing body has absolute, or almost absolute, control. Typically this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system. ¹

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Medical Definition of Authoritarianism

1. The personality pattern or syndrome consisting of behavioural and attitudinal characteristics reflecting a preoccupation with the factors of power and authority in interpersonal relationships. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Authoritarianism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Some Principles of Moral Theology and Their Application by Kenneth Escott Kirk (1920)
"Nor indeed can it be said that either authoritarianism or mysticism are very satisfactory guides in the modern world. St. Thomas, as we saw, ..."

2. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"Political Confrontation and the Strengthening of State Authoritarianism As Berthelemy et at. (1996) have pointed out, even before independence Senegal had a ..."

3. Fires Across the Water: Transnational Problems in Asia by James Shinn (1998)
"A little authoritarianism can soon turn into a lot. This is why martial law or emergency regulations that temporarily deprive citizens of rights in the name ..."

4. States, Markets, and Just Growth: Development in the Twenty-first Century by Atul Kohli, Chung-in Moon, Georg Sørensen (2003)
"With rapid economic growth in areas such as South Korea and Brazil, the case for authoritarianism received a boost. Although I suggest below that systematic ..."

5. Conflict and Growth in Africa by Jean-Paul Azam, Christian Morrisson (1999)
"First, it suggests that authoritarianism is the mark of a weak state, lacking popular support. Indeed, it was popular support, more or less passive but ..."

6. Western Approaches to Eastern Europe by James Franklin Brown, Robert D. Hormats, William H. Luers (1992)
"There is little in the history of Eastern Europe that guarantees that a “mild” authoritarianism could be kept from becoming something less than mild. ..."

7. Social Sciences and Innovation by Oecd (2001)
"It certainly had something to do with the revolt against religious dogmas and the continuing imposition of authoritarianism, and the emergence of liberal, ..."

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