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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 au·thor·i·tar·i·an /ɔˌθɑrəˈtɛriən, ə, ˌθɔr-/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having
             absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime";
             "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a
             dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the
             war"; "a tyrannical government" [syn: autocratic, dictatorial,
              despotic, tyrannical]
      2: likened to a dictator in severity [syn: dictatorial]
      3: expecting unquestioning obedience; "he was imperious and
         dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents";
         "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
         [syn: dictatorial, overbearing]
      n : a person behaves in an tyrannical manner; "my boss is a
          dictator who makes everyone work overtime" [syn: dictator]