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Autocrat vs. Dictator

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Autocratnoun

An absolute ruler with infinite power.

Dictatornoun

A totalitarian leader of a country, nation, or government.

‘Dictators are always punished eventually.’;

Autocratnoun

A title borne by some such monarchs, as in Byzantium and tsarist Russia.

Dictatornoun

(historical) A magistrate without colleague in republican Ancient Rome, who held full executive authority for a term granted by the senate (legislature), typically to conduct a war.

Autocratnoun

An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar).

Dictatornoun

A tyrannical boss or authority figure.

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Autocratnoun

One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.

‘The autocrat of the breakfast table.’;

Dictatornoun

A person who dictates text (e.g. letters to a clerk).

Autocratnoun

a cruel and oppressive dictator

Dictatornoun

One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.

Dictatornoun

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.’;

Dictatornoun

a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

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Dictatornoun

a ruler who is unconstrained by law

Dictatornoun

a person behaves in an tyrannical manner;

‘my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime’;

Dictator

A dictator is a political leader who possesses absolute power. A dictatorship is a state ruled by one dictator or by a small clique.

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