dictator

  • 1 DICTATOR — summus Magistratus, apud rom. A Consulibus, periclitante Rep. nominatus. Primus F. Lartius Flavus Consul, A. C. 256. qui seditionem sedaverat: Adiunxit sibi Spurium Cassium, Equitum Magistrum, qui iussa exsequeretur. Dignitas semestris tantum,… …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 2 dictator — DICTATÓR, dictatori, s.m. 1. (În Roma antică) Conducător al armatei cu puteri politice nelimitate, ales de senat, în vreme de război, de răscoale etc., pe o perioadă de şase luni. 2. Conducător de stat care dispune de puteri politice nelimitate.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 dictator — late 14c., from L. dictator, agent noun from dictare (see DICTATE (Cf. dictate) (v.)). Transf. sense of one who has absolute power or authority in any sphere is from c.1600. In Latin use, a dictator was a judge in the Roman republic temporarily… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Dictator — Dic*ta tor, n. [L.] 1. One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Dictator — bezeichnet: das Amt des römischen Diktators einen Mörser des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges, siehe Dictator (Geschütz) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriff …

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  • 6 Dictātor — (röm. Ant.), 1) D. latīnus, der Vorstand des Latinischen Bundes nach der Zerstörung von Alba Longa, dessen König vorher die Bundesangelegenheiten geleitet hatte; ungewiß ist, ob der D. von Alba Longa immer das Bundeshaupt war, od. ob er mit den D …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 dictator — [dik′tāt΄ər, dik tāt′ər] n. [ME dictatour < L dictator: see DICTATE] 1. in ancient Rome, a magistrate with supreme authority, appointed in times of emergency 2. a ruler with absolute power and authority, esp. one who exercises it tyrannically… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Dictator — Dictator, in der alten röm. Republik ein von dem Senate, später von den Consuln nach erfolgter Bevollmächtigung durch die Volksversammlung ernanntes Oberhaupt des Staates mit unbeschränkter monarchischer Gewalt, Unverantwortlichkeit, aber mit… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 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… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 Dictator — Dictator,   römisches Amt, Diktator …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 dictator — [n] absolute ruler absolutist, adviser, authoritarian, autocrat, boss, chief, commander, despot, disciplinarian, fascist, Hitler*, leader, magnate, mogul, oligarch, oppressor, ringleader, slavedriver, totalitarian, tycoon, tyrant, usurper;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 dictator — ► NOUN ▪ a ruler with total power over a country. DERIVATIVES dictatorial adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Dictator — For the ancient Roman title, see Roman dictator. A dictator is a ruler (e.g. absolutist or autocratic) who assumes sole and absolute power (sometimes, but not always, with military control or bribes) but without hereditary ascension such as an… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 dictator — /dik tay teuhr, dik tay teuhr/, n. 1. a person exercising absolute power, esp. a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession. 2. (in ancient Rome) a person invested with supreme authority during a… …

    Universalium

  • 15 dictator — UK [dɪkˈteɪtə(r)] / US [ˈdɪkteɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms dictator : singular dictator plural dictators 1) someone who uses force to take and keep power in a country a military dictator 2) someone who tells people what to do and refuses to… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 dictator — n. an absolute; benevolent; brutal; military; ruthless dictator * * * [dɪk teɪtə] benevolent brutal military ruthless dictator an absolute …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 dictator — dic|ta|tor [dıkˈteıtə US ˈdıkteıtər] n 1.) a ruler who has complete power over a country, especially one whose power has been gained by force ▪ the downfall of the hated dictator 2.) someone who tells other people what they should do, in a way… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dictator — noun (C) 1 a ruler who has complete power over a country, especially when their power has been gained by force: the downfall of the hated dictator 2 someone who tells other people what they should do, in a way that seems unreasonable: a real… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 dictator — /dɪkˈteɪtə / (say dik taytuh), /ˈdɪkteɪtə / (say diktaytuh) noun 1. a person exercising absolute power, especially one who assumes absolute control in a government without hereditary right or the free consent of the people. 2. (in ancient Rome) a …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 dictator — dic|ta|tor [ dık teıtər ] noun count 1. ) someone who uses force to take and keep power in a country: a military dictator 2. ) someone who tells people what to do and refuses to listen to their opinions …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English