dic|ta|tor «DIHK tay tuhr, dihk TAY-», noun.
1. a person who uses absolute authority, especially a person who, without having any claim through inheritance or free popular election, seizes control of a government: »

Dictators, almost by definition, distrust their people and are afraid to allow a free play of public opinion (New York Times). Figurative. French dress designers have long been the dictators in the world of fashion.

SYNONYM(S): autocrat, despot.
2. (in Roman history) an official given absolute authority over the state in times of emergency. Abbr: dict.
3. a person who says or reads words aloud to another who writes them down: »

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