• (British) IPA: /dɪkˈteɪtə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdɪkteɪtəɹ/

dictator (plural dictators)

  1. A totalitarian leader of a country, nation, or government.
    Dictators are always punished eventually.
  2. (historical) 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.
  3. A tyrannical boss or authority figure.
  4. A person who dictates text (e.g. letters to a clerk).
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: ditador
  • Russian: дикта́тор

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