Definition and Meanings for fascism
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Etymology of fascism
Meaning of fascism
- 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.