authoritarian

[uh-thawr-i-tair-ee-uhn, uh-thor-]
adjective
1.
favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom: authoritarian principles; authoritarian attitudes.
2.
of or pertaining to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or authority of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people.
3.
exercising complete or almost complete control over the will of another or of others: an authoritarian parent.
noun
4.
a person who favors or acts according to authoritarian principles.

Origin:
1875–80; authorit(y) + -arian

authoritarianism, noun
antiauthoritarian, adjective
antiauthoritarianism, noun
nonauthoritarian, adjective
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authoritarian (ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən)
 
adj
1.  favouring, denoting, or characterized by strict obedience to authority
2.  favouring, denoting, or relating to government by a small elite with wide powers
3.  despotic; dictatorial; domineering
 
n
4.  a person who favours or practises authoritarian policies
 
authori'tarianism
 
n

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authoritarian
1879 (adj.), "favoring imposed order over freedom," from authority. Cf. authoritative, which originally had this meaning to itself. Noun in the sense of one advocating or practicing such governance is from 1883. Related: Authoritarianism (1909).
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Example sentences
The director said he had coped with the authoritarian environment of his
  childhood by living in a world of fantasy.
The authors reveal that spanking and other authoritarian methods work against
  this process.
It is there to neutralize and paralyze this state which is too strong and too
  authoritarian.
They also accuse him of using authoritarian tactics to stifle dissent.
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