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dictator

noun absolute leader, absolute ruler, autarch, autocrat, autocratic master, despot, despotic commander, despotic master, dictatorial mogul, disciplinarian, imperious commandant, inquisitor, martinet, oppressive taskmaster, oppressor, repressive governor, strict disciplinarian, tyrannical leader, tyrant

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.

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Defenders of the odious debt doctrine often rest their case on the simple and apparently morally compelling claim that an impoverished population that has recently overthrown a dictator should not have to pay sovereign debt incurred by the dictator to pay for personal gain.
I am very happy that at last the United States did one good job to bring this one big dictator to the highest accountability,'' Muhammad Shakoor said.
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Some of u s dying in the liberation would be better than many of us being mass-murdered by the dictator.
We can't allow our financial systems to be misused by corrupt dictators, terrorists or other criminals.
Iraq's Foreign Minister denied today that Iraq was too volatile to try Saddam Hussein, as he said the former dictator would face a fair hearing in his own country.
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