Definition of authoritarian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɔːˌθɒrɪˈteəriən//
; NAmE NAmE//əˌθɔːrəˈteriən//
, NAmE//əˌθɑːrəˈteriən//
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a person who believes that people should obey authority and rules, even when these are unfair or even when this means the loss of personal freedom Father was a strict authoritarian.

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