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dictatornoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɪk·teɪ·t̬ər, dɪkˈteɪ-/
politics & government someone who ​rules a ​country with ​completepower, has ​completecontrol over the ​armedforces, and ​destroys any ​politicalopposition
dictatorial
adjective  us   /ˌdɪk·təˈtɔr·i·əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
politics & government dictatorial ​powers
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dictatornoun [C]

uk   /dɪkˈteɪ.tər/  us   /ˈdɪk.teɪ.t̬ɚ/ disapproving
a ​leader who has ​completepower in a ​country and has not been ​elected by the ​people a ​person who gives ​orders and ​behaves as if they have ​completepower: My ​boss is ​kind of a dictator.
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Translations of “dictator”
in Arabic حاكِم مُطلَق, ديكتاتور…
in Korean 독재자…
in Portuguese ditador, -ora…
in Catalan dictador, -a…
in Japanese 独裁者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁者,暴君, 独断专行者, 专权者…
in Turkish diktatör…
in Russian диктатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁者,暴君, 獨斷專行者, 專權者…
in Italian dittatore…
in Polish dyktator/ka…
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