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A political idealogical concept in which a government should have the majority of control. However, being a social authoritarian means that the government acts on the part of its citizens. It by no means means a conservative, whackjob society where religion is key and rights are stamped out. It essentially is a benevolent dictatorship, where a small group of people act towards the better of a country.
Guy 1: Dude, did you know Singapore is a benevolent dictatorship?!
Guy 2: Uh yeah. But did you know its one of the most advanced cities in the world because of it? Because of its long term commitment, it can actually start and finish projects! That's why i'm an social authoritarian.
by Pyrotrout February 15, 2011
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