Dictator Definition

dĭktātər, dĭk-tā-
dictators
noun
dictators
A ruler with absolute power and authority, esp. one who exercises it tyrannically.
Webster's New World
A tyrant; a despot.
American Heritage
In ancient Rome, a magistrate with supreme authority, appointed in times of emergency.
Webster's New World
A person who orders others about domineeringly, or one whose pronouncements on some subject are meant to be taken as the final word.
Webster's New World
A person who dictates words for another to write down.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Dictator

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Singular:
dictator
Plural:
dictators

Origin of Dictator

  • From Latin dictātor (“a chief magistrate”), from dictō (“dictate, prescribe”), from dīcō (“say, speak”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Surface analysis is dictate +‎ -or (“(agent)”) “one who dictates”.

    From Wiktionary

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