Definition and Meanings for fascism

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Part of Speech of fascism

noun

Etymology of fascism

the term fascism was first used of the totalitarian right-wing nationalist regime of mussolini in italy 1922–43; the regimes of the nazis in germany and franco in spain were also fascist. fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach

Meaning of fascism


as noun

  • a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government; -- opposed to democracy and liberalism.
  • an authoritarian system of government under absolute control of a single dictator, allowing no political opposition, forcibly suppressing dissent, and rigidly controlling most industrial and economic activities. such regimes usually try to achieve popularity by a strongly nationalistic appeal, often mixed with racism.
  • specifically, the fascist movement led by benito mussolini in italy from 1922 to 1943.
  • broadly, a tendency toward or support of a strongly authoritarian or dictatorial control of government or other organizations; -- often used pejoratively in this sense.
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