one-man rule

Definitions of one-man rule

n a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Caesarism, Stalinism, absolutism, authoritarianism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, shogunate, totalitarianism, tyranny
police state
a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
Type of:
autarchy, autocracy
a political system governed by a single individual

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