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Noun: dictator  'dik,tey-tu(r) or dik'tey-tu(r) [N. Amer], dik'tey-tu(r) [Brit]
  1. A ruler who is unconstrained by law
    - potentate
     
  2. A speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
     
  3. A person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
    "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime";
    - authoritarian

Derived forms: dictators

Type of: oppressor, ruler, speaker, swayer, talker, utterer, verbaliser [Brit], verbalizer

Encyclopedia: Dictator