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dictator

noun [C]  us   /ˈdɪk·teɪ·t̬ər, dɪkˈteɪ-/
politics & government someone who rules a country with complete power, has complete control over the armed forces, and destroys any political opposition
dictatorial
adjective  us   /ˌdɪk·təˈtɔr·i·əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
politics & government dictatorial powers
Translations of “dictator”
in Korean 독재자…
in Arabic حاكِم مُطلَق, ديكتاتور…
in Portuguese ditador, -ora…
in Catalan dictador, -a…
in Japanese 独裁者…
in Italian dittatore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁者,暴君, 獨斷專行者, 專權者…
in Russian диктатор…
in Turkish diktatör…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁者,暴君, 独断专行者, 专权者…
in Polish dyktator/ka…
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