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  1. (uncountable) (historical) A political system that needs absolute obedience and control of the market and the people by companies and government joined together under the cult leadership of the dictator and a devoted military hierarchy where people are above one another.
    Adolf Hitler and the Nazis set up a government based on fascism.
  2. Used today to describe any kind of authoritarian system that violates the rights of ordinary, unarmed people.

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