Definitions of dictatorship

  1. The office of a dictator: term of a dictators office. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. The office, or term of office, of a dictator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. The office of a dictator; the term of his office; authority or imperiousness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The office of a dictator. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dictatorship

  1. And yet, just as of old, not only kings, but all others who attempt dictatorship and the playing of providence, try the simple tactics of the ostrich; they close the window, or their eyes and ears, as a sufficient answer to rebellion. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  2. This was perfectly true; as Cavour said, the conception was really the same as Garibaldi's own: a great revolutionary dictatorship to be exercised in the name of the king without the control of a free press, and with no individual or parliamentary guarantees. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco