Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms." Check. But what if we examine the question in (slightly) more detail?
"Juan Linz's influential 1964 description of authoritarianism characterized authoritarian political systems by four qualities: Limited political pluralism," (Check.) "[...] A basis for legitimacy based on emotion, especially the identification of the regime as a necessary evil to combat "easily recognizable societal problems" (Check.) "Minimal social mobilization" (Check.) "Informally defined executive power with often vague and shifting powers." (Check.)