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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.
Noun1.dictator - a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
2.dictator - a ruler who is unconstrained by law
Synonyms: potentate
3.dictator - a person behaves in an tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
Synonyms: authoritarian

DICTATOR, civil law. A Magistrate at Rome invested with absolute power. His authority over the lives and fortunes of the citizens was without bounds. His office continued but for six months. Hist. de la Jur. h.t.; Dig. l, 2, 18; Id. 1, 1, 1.

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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