patrimonialism

(noun) “[A] type of authority wherein military and administrative factions enforce the power of the master” (OpenStax College 2012).

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OpenStax College. 2012. Power and Authority. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42912/1.2/).