libido dominandi

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin libīdō dominandī. The term is taken from the first book of Saint Augustine's work De civitate Dei (published in 426).

NounEdit

libido dominandi (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly in Voegelinian philosophy) The will to power; the desire to dominate; the lust for government.

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