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dictator in Officials topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdictatordic‧ta‧tor /dɪkˈteɪtə $ ˈdɪkteɪtər/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 PGOa ruler who has complete power over a country, especially one whose power has been gained by force 🔊 the downfall of the hated dictator2 TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingsomeone who tells other people what they should do, in a way that seems unreasonable 🔊 a real little dictator
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dictatorYou can't have 1050 dictators.dictators of fashionWhen a dictator decides to liberalise his regime he increases his chances of being ousted.Pinochet was a military dictator who took power in a 1973 coup.By the mid 1930s, he had begun to rule as a royal dictator without the benefit of independent counsel.He was, simultaneously, a loving father and sensitive poet and a ruthless dictator who presided over a reign of terror.They know that the removal of the dictator who so brutalised their community has weakened their claim for total independence.The dictator was indeed inside the tramcar.