Meaning of DICTATORSHIP in English

DICTATORSHIP

Government by a single person (or group) whose discretion in using the powers and resources of the state is unrestrained by any fixed legal or constitutional rules and who is (are) in no effective way held responsible to the general population or their elected representatives.

[See also: republic , autocracy , oligarchy , aristocracy , monarchy , state , democracy , theocracy ]

English glossary of political economy terms.      Английский глоссарий политико-экономических терминов.