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

 dic·ta·tor /ˈdɪkˌtetɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dic·ta·tor n.
 1. One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.
 2. One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.
    Invested with the authority of a dictator, nay, of a pope, over our language.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
      2: a ruler who is unconstrained by law [syn: potentate]
      3: a person behaves in an tyrannical manner; "my boss is a
         dictator who makes everyone work overtime" [syn: authoritarian]