benevolent dictatorship

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benevolent dictatorship (plural benevolent dictatorships)

  1. A dictatorship in which the leader has power only because the people choose to allow them to remain. This necessitates a wise use of power and generally prevents abuses since the benevolent dictator loses power if they are unsuitable.
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