caudillismo

[kaw-dil-yiz-moh, ‐dee-yiz-; Spanish kou-th ee-lyeez-maw, ‐th ee-yeez-maw]

noun, plural cau·dil·lis·mos [kaw-dil-yiz-mohz, ‐dee-yiz-; Spanish kou-th ee-lyeez-maws] /ˌkɔ dɪlˈyɪz moʊz, ‐diˈyɪz-; Spanish ˌkaʊ ðiˈlyiz mɔs/.

a system of government by a caudillo.
a state or government in which a caudillo exercises absolute power.

Nearby words

  1. caudate lobe,
  2. caudate nucleus,
  3. caudate process,
  4. caudatum,
  5. caudex,
  6. caudillo,
  7. caudine forks,
  8. caudle,
  9. caudle cup,
  10. caught

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