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dic·ta·tor

 (dĭk′tā′tər, dĭk-tā′-)
n.
1.
a. An absolute ruler.
b. A tyrant; a despot.
2. An ancient Roman magistrate appointed temporarily to deal with an immediate crisis or emergency.
3. One who dictates: These initials are those of the dictator of the letter.
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dictator

(dɪkˈteɪtə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a ruler who is not effectively restricted by a constitution, laws, recognized opposition, etc
b. an absolute, esp tyrannical, ruler
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a person appointed during a crisis to exercise supreme authority
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in ancient Rome) a person appointed during a crisis to exercise supreme authority
4. a person who makes pronouncements, as on conduct, fashion, etc, which are regarded as authoritative
5. a person who behaves in an authoritarian or tyrannical manner
dictatress, dictatrix fem n
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dic•ta•tor

(ˈdɪk teɪ tər, dɪkˈteɪ tər)

n.
1. a ruler exercising absolute power without hereditary right or the free consent of the people.
2. (in ancient Rome) a person invested with supreme authority during a crisis.
3. a person who authoritatively prescribes conduct, usage, etc.
4. a person who dictates, as to a secretary.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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dictator

1. A Roman magistrate with temporary extraordinary powers, such as in time of national crisis. By the time of Sulla and Julius Caesar it had come to mean an extraconstitutional office with unlimited powers for an unspecified duration.
2. A ruler whose power is unlimited and is not challenged by a recognized opposition.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dictator - a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machinedictator - a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
2.dictator - a ruler who is unconstrained by law
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
shogun - a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
strongman - a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence; "he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman"
autocrat, despot, tyrant - a cruel and oppressive dictator
3.dictator - a person who behaves in a tyrannical mannerdictator - a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
Big Brother - an authoritarian leader and invader of privacy
disciplinarian, martinet, moralist - someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
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dictator

noun absolute ruler, tyrant, despot, Big Brother, oppressor, control freak, autocrat, absolutist, martinet the fall of Haiti's military dictator
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dictator

noun
1. An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive:
2. One who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority:
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Translations
ديكتاتورطاغِيَه، دكتاتور
diktátor
diktator
diktaattori
diktator
diktátor
einræðiherraeinræîisherra
独裁者
독재자
dictator
diktátor
diktatortiran
diktator
ผู้เผด็จการ
nhà độc tài

dictator

[dɪkˈteɪtəʳ] Ndictador(a) m/f
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dictator

[dɪkˈteɪtər] ndictateur m
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dictator

n
(Pol, fig) → Diktator(in) m(f)
(of letter, passage)Diktierende(r) mf
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dictator

[dɪkˈteɪtəʳ] ndittatore/trice
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dictate

(dikˈteit) , ((American) ˈdikteit) verb
1. to say or read out (something) for someone else to write down. He always dictates his letters (to his secretary).
2. to state officially or with authority. He dictated the terms of our offer.
3. to give orders to; to command. I certainly won't be dictated to by you (= I won't do as you say).
dicˈtation noun
something read for another to write down. The secretary is taking dictation.
dicˈtator noun
an all-powerful ruler. As soon as he became dictator, he made all political parties illegal and governed the country as he liked.
dicˈtatorship noun
1. the authority of a dictator. His dictatorship is threatened by the terrorists.
2. a state ruled by a dictator. That country is a dictatorship now.
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dictator

ديكتاتور diktátor diktator Diktator δικτάτορας dictador diktaattori dictateur diktator dittatore 独裁者 독재자 dictator diktator dyktator ditador диктатор diktator ผู้เผด็จการ diktatör nhà độc tài 独裁
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