Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting a system of government where only one political party is permitted.‘an authoritarian, single-party state’
autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, authoritarian, absolute, absolutist, arbitrary, unconstitutional, undemocratic, anti-democratic, uncontrolled, unaccountable, summaryView synonyms
- ‘A peaceful transfer of power after five decades of single-party rule in May 2000 made Taiwan the first democracy in the history of ethnic Chinese societies.’
- ‘The impending end of the Cold War led to widespread, increasingly open debate about the nature of the Yugoslav state and the viability of Communist single-party rule.’
- ‘Cape Verde announced the end of a single-party system in September 1990.’
- ‘In every totalitarian government, secret police were an indispensable device for the consolidation of power, neutralization of the opposition, and construction of a single-party state.’
- ‘Most former European colonies began their independence as nominal democracies, then rapidly moved either to single-party oligarchies, military rule, or both at once.’
- ‘In 1965, Cameroon came under single-party rule.’
- ‘He founded both the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and the Soviet Union, with its single-party political system and democratic centralist hierarchy of power.’
- ‘An unbridled Executive is characteristic of dictatorships and single-party states; not parliamentary democracies.’
- ‘Instead of democratizing the system, however, they continued to use institutions inherited from the single-party period.’
- ‘Unelected, single-party rule takes no account of the weaknesses of human nature.’
- ‘It proved very difficult to establish democratic politics from above in place of the centralized single-party rule of the recent past.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.