Part of speech: noun

The office, or term of office, of a dictator.

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Usage examples "dictatorship":

  1. But he chafed against Walpole's dictatorship, and soon began to show that he was determined not to endure too much of it. - "A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
  2. Its planters had formed their own Assembly in 1621, the first in the Americas, and they were a spirited breed who would not give in easily to domination by England's new dictatorship. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  3. These forces were to operate against the Duchy of Milan with the intention of driving the Spaniards out of that rich possession, which the Duke of Savoy claimed for himself, and of assuring to Henry the dictatorship of Italy. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.