|the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language).|
|opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England.|
Domination by a government of all political, social, and economic activities in a nation. Totalitarianism is a phenomenon of the twentieth century: earlier forms of despotism and autocracy lacked the technical capacity to control every aspect of life. The term is applied both to fascist governments (see fascism) and to many forms of communism.