Types of government
absolutismby an absolute rulerthe principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism anarchyabsence of governmentgeneral lawlessness and disorder, esp when thought to result from an absence or failure of government aristocracyby nobilitygovernment by such a class autarchy or autocracyby an unrestricted individualself-government; self-rule bureaucracyby officialsgovernment by such a system communalismby self-governing communitiesa system or theory of government in which the state is seen as a loose federation of self-governing communities constitutionalismaccording to a constitutionthe principles, spirit, or system of government in accord with a constitution, esp a written constitution corporatismby corporate groupsdemocracyby the peoplegovernment by the people or their elected representatives despotismby a despot or absolute rulerthe rule of a despot; arbitrary, absolute, or tyrannical government diarchy or dyarchyby two rulersgovernment by two states, individuals, etc dictatorshipby dictatorgovernment by a dictator or dictators ergatocracyby the workersgovernment by the workers gerontocracyby old peoplegovernment by old people gynaecocracy or gynarchyby womengovernment by women or by a single woman hagiocracy or hagiarchyby holy mengovernment by holy men heptarchyby seven rulersgovernment by seven rulers hexarchyby six rulershierocracy or hierarchyby priestsgovernment by priests or ecclesiastics imperialismby an emperor or empirea system of imperial government or rule by an emperor isocracyby equalsa form of government in which all people have equal powers meritocracyby rulers chosen according to abilitymobocracyby the mobmonarchyby monarcha form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead monocracyby one rulergovernment by one person nomocracyby rule of lawgovernment based on the rule of law rather than arbitrary will, terror, etc ochlocracyby mobrule by the mob; mobocracy octarchyby eight rulersgovernment by eight rulers oligarchyby the fewgovernment by a small group of people pantisocracyby all equallypentarchyby five rulersgovernment by five rulers plutocracyby the richa state or government characterized by the rule of the wealthy pornocracyby whoresgovernment or domination of government by whores ptochocracyby the poorgovernment by the poor quangocracyby quangosslavocracyby slaveholdersdomination by slaveholders squirearchy or squirarchyby squiresgovernment by squires stratocracyby the armytechnocracyby expertsa theory or system of society according to which government is controlled by scientists, engineers, and other experts tetrarchyby four rulersgovernment by four persons theocracy or thearchyby a deitygovernment by a deity or by a priesthood triarchyby three rulersgovernment by three people; a triumvirate tyrannyby a tyrantgovernment by a tyrant or tyrants; despotism ▷ See government
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Word List of Types of government from the Collins English Word Lists