Dictator meaning

dĭktātər, dĭk-tā-
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The definition of a dictator is a ruler with total power or is someone who rules by force regardless of what others want or need.

An example of a dictator is someone who rules a country by force and who cares only about his own needs and not the desires of the people.

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A person who dictates words for another to write down.
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In ancient Rome, a magistrate with supreme authority, appointed in times of emergency.
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A ruler with absolute power and authority, esp. one who exercises it tyrannically.
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One who dictates.

These initials are those of the dictator of the letter.

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A person who orders others about domineeringly, or one whose pronouncements on some subject are meant to be taken as the final word.
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Originally, a magistrate without colleague in republican ancient Rome, who held full executive authority for a term granted by the senate (legislature), typically to conduct a war.
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A totalitarian leader of a country, nation, or government.
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A tyrannical boss, or authority figure.
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A person who dictates text (e.g. letters to a clerk)
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A ruler or Führer, the highest level of authority.
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An ancient Roman magistrate appointed temporarily to deal with an immediate crisis or emergency.
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Origin of dictator

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

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

    From Wiktionary