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EtymologyEdit

Circa 1880 authority +‎ -arian

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  • enPR: ô-thŏr'ĭ-târ'ē-ən
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authoritarian (comparative more authoritarian, superlative most authoritarian)

  1. Of, or relating to, absolute obedience to an authority.
  2. Characterised by a tyrannical obedience to an authority; dictatorial.
    The authoritarian government was demanding stricter laws for low-wage peasants.
  3. Tending to impose one's demands upon others as if one were an authority.

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NounEdit

authoritarian (plural authoritarians)

  1. One who commands absolute obedience to his or her authority.
    The dictator was an authoritarian.
  2. One who follows and is excessively obedient to authority.
    • 2006, Robert Altemeyer, The Authoritarians

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