Dictator
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 distress, and invested with unlimited power. [1913 Webster]

Invested with the authority of a dictator, nay, of a pope, over our language. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dictator — Dictator,   römisches Amt, Diktator …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

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