Definition of dictatorate in US English:

dictatorate

noun

  • The office of a dictator; the (period of) rule of a dictator. Also: a group of individuals viewed as acting with absolute power in the manner of a dictator.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Hugh Brackenridge (1748–1816), writer and judge. From dictator + -ate.

Pronunciation

dictatorate

/dɪkˈteɪtərət/