Meaning of “dictator” in the English Dictionary

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dictatornoun [ 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

adjective us /ˌdɪk·təˈtɔr·i·əl, -ˈtoʊr-/

politics & government

dictatorial powers

(Definition of “dictator” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)