A political view aimed towards state over people
The Nazi Party was authoritarian because they believed in the state over the people
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If there was a list of authoritarian countries, Great Britain would be only just behind North Korea and Nazi Germany due to ever more Orwellian one sided bullshit laws.
Rich from the USA: I just trolled some asshole online for a while because he was pissing me off, what have you been up to Fred?

Fred from the UK: I trolled someone online for calling me a cunt, and other names, and then the police turned up at my door and arrested me for "hate speech" after I called him a faggot back, but they pretended that the other person didn't exist and he got off scot-free. Don't ever come to the UK, it's a one-sided shithole that caters to snowflake idiots that are allowed to be verbally abusive towards you.

Fred from the USA: Wow i didn't know the UK was such an authoritarian police state!
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A person who believes in the power and structure of authority. Socially they believe in a solid to extreme structure of rules. Also they tend to believe in heavy regulation of businesses and corporations.

Authoritarians tends to become a bad label due to some heavy state heavy dictators that can form from an extreme level of these beliefs. I repeat ... authoritarian and dictator are not synonyms (contrary to the beliefs of libertarians, and other exaggerating morons)

These people believe that in order to maintain safety and well being of everyone, that the social liberties of the individual be regulated. This would mean heavy government influence in business and society. In essence State > Individual and that the Whole is greater than or equal to its parts.

They tend to believe in harsher more than a wrist slap punishment to deter further misconduct. They believe that rules are there for a decent reason and should not be disobeyed.

This is contrary to Libertarian, who tends to believe in as little government regulation especially when it comes to social regulation (they are a little more okay with it in businesses). In summary Individual > State and that the Parts are greater than or equal to the whole.
(student texting in class after getting caught): Hey don't take away my phone! Free speech dude!! I have the right to my cell phone at all times!

(Teacher) Cell Phones are for emergencies, it is disrespectful to text in class, you should be paying attention even if what I am teaching is boring


(Libertarian) We are responsible members of society, and we do not need rules or regulations to make us act responsibly! *I* HAVE RIGHTS !

(Authoritarian) You are not ALL responsible and unfortunately you must be protected from yourselves, come down from your fantasy land and take a little bit of reality in, *EVERYONE* will be better off this way.
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Someone who's not your father but tries to talk to someone else over age 18 like he/she is your father, or makes your decisions for you. These are usually the same kinds of bullshit people that talk the most about other people being their peers.
The scientist/medical guy/girl on TV is talking about people who don't wear masks being out of control. No, talking to somebody you're not related to like you're their father is out of control. Fuck the authoritarian bullshit.
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Authoritarian a person who is a government official that is a control freak Trying to control everyone and everything or a person who supports any government or Unnecessary laws That are abusive
You must be in love with the government I hear you are A authoritarian control freak
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In a political context - In favor of large, intrusive government that violates or suppresses individual rights; characterized by a "law and order" approach; failing to support civil liberties and/or economic freedom in society; undemocratic

In a non-political context - Bossy, controlling, domineering
People with authoritarian views, agendas, or personalities rarely describe themselves as authoritarian, but can often be spotted when they try to rationalize some government control as being necessary "for national security", "for public safety", "for the children", or "for your own good".

The longer Senator Bullwrap stayed in office, the more authoritarian he became.
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