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totalitarianism vs. dictatorship

[ toh-tal-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ toʊˌtæl ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm /

noun
  1. the practices and principles of a totalitarian regime.
  2. absolute control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institution.
  3. the character or quality of an autocratic or authoritarian individual, group, or government: the totalitarianism of the father.
[ dik-tey-ter-ship, dik-tey- ]
/ dɪkˈteɪ tərˌʃɪp, ˈdɪk teɪ- /

noun
  1. a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
  2. absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control.
  3. the office or position held by a dictator.

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