Dictator

Definition of Dictator

Dic`ta´tor
n.1.One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.
2.One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.
Invested with the authority of a dictator, nay, of a pope, over our language.
- Macaulay.

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Simon Legree, absolute monarch, absolute ruler, all-powerful ruler, arrogator, autarch, authoritarian, authoritative, autocrat, caesar, commissar, czar, disciplinarian, doctrinaire, driver, duce, hard master, martinet, oligarch, pharaoh, slave driver, stern, stickler, strong man, usurper, warlord
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