The adjective authoritarian means someone who is demanding total obedience to those in positions of authority.

Synonyms are autocratic, dictatorial, strict, or totalitarian.

The word origins in 1862. It comes from authority meaning “favoring imposed order over freedom” plus -an. The sense of “one advocating or practicing the principle of authority over individual freedom” is from 1859.

Children tend to rebel against their authoritarian parents.

We don’t want authoritarian leaders but our group desperately needs leadership.

Miss Michelle’s manner is extremely authoritarian.