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caudillismo

[kaw-dil-yiz-moh, ‐dee-yiz-; Spanish kou-th ee-lyeez-maw, ‐th ee-yeez-maw] /ˌkɔ dɪlˈyɪz moʊ, ‐diˈyɪz-; Spanish ˌkaʊ ðiˈlyiz mɔ, ‐ðiˈyiz mɔ/
noun, plural caudillismos [kaw-dil-yiz-mohz, ‐dee-yiz-; Spanish kou-th ee-lyeez-maws] /ˌkɔ dɪlˈyɪz moʊz, ‐diˈyɪz-; Spanish ˌkaʊ ðiˈlyiz mɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a system of government by a caudillo.
2.
a state or government in which a caudillo exercises absolute power.
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