masculine noun
1. (authoritarianism) 
a. despotism 
El periodo de caciquismo en España fue de sumisión absoluta.There was absolute subjugation during the period of despotism in Spain.
b. tyranny 
Los habitantes de la isla se rebelaron contra el caciquismo existente.The inhabitants of the island rebelled against the existing tyranny.
2. (politics) 
El actual caciquismo recuerda a una época oscura del pasado.The current dominance by the local political boss recalls a dark period of the past.
1. (general) 
a. caciquism 
(Política) (system of) dominance by the local party boss; petty tyranny; despotism;
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