Definition of totalitarian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//təʊˌtæləˈteəriən//
; NAmE NAmE//toʊˌtæləˈteriən//
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(of a country or system of government) in which there is only one political party that has complete power and control over the people a totalitarian state/regimeExtra examples During the 1930s the state became even more totalitarian. The country was closed to outsiders for many years under a totalitarian dictatorship. The overthrow of ruthless, totalitarian regimes doesn’t always result in peace.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: totalitarian