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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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And so now the President himself has said he is indeed a dictator.
parliament is not ready to provide protection to black law of dictators and the sacred house took a principled decision.
He congratulated Pakistan Muslim League(N) and the allied parties for taking decision on principles and rejected the black law of the dictators, on the floor of the house.
It usually means only what the dictator says that it means.
Likewise, Romania's infamous leader Nicolae Ceau[R]Oescu probably loved being called "the Genius of the Carpathians," certainly more than he would have appreciated hearing himself dismissed a dictator.
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The dictator has had 16 senior officials executed this year, according to South Korea intelligence reports.
Their main motive is to assasinate the dictator as ordered by the C.
Two days earlier the medical board setup for diagnosing the problem of former dictator had filed a report in the special court, which reads that Musharraf needs earliest angiography but he was not willing to do the same in Pakistan.
Death to the dictator" and "dictator, dictator, may your sleep be disturbed" were heard on videos of the funeral procession in Isfahan, Iran's second city, following the death of Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri, who died on Sunday, aged 87.
Wiedemann was a senior officer in the List Regiment in which Hitler served as a messenger in France and Belgium during WW1, and recommended the future Nazi dictator for the Iron Cross First Class for bravery.
Sabbahi reminds me of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who started as a peaceful lamb when seizing power in Libya before quickly eliminating his friends, who could have challenged his popularity.