dictature (plural dictatures)

  1. (obsolete) Office of a dictator; dictatorship.
    • 1905, Sir Patrick Geddes, Civics: as Applied Sociology, Sociological Society, B—The Historic Survey Of Cities, p. 109:
      The impressiveness of the aspect of Edinburgh to its visitors is thus not merely pictorial. […] See the hill-fort defended by lake and forest, becoming "castrum puellarum," becoming a Roman and an Arthurian citadel, a mediaeval stronghold of innumerable sieges, a centre of autocratic and military dictatures, oligarchic governments, at length a museum of the past.

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