dictator dictator  /dɪk ˈteɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
  2. (n) a ruler who is unconstrained by law
  3. (n) a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

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  1. Twenty years ago, People Power in the Philippines toppled a dictator and inspired democratic change around the world.
  2. For nearly 40 years, Antnio de Oliveira Salazar has been the unusual dictator of an unfortunate land.
  3. The Cuban dictator's brother has long been known as Fidel's enforcer.

News

  1. Guatemala's ex-dictator Rios Montt leaves hospital, moves to house arrest pending trial

    GUATEMALA CITY — Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt left a Guatemalan military hospital where he was taken last month shortly after being put in prison to begin an 80-year sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity and is now under house arrest, his lawyer said Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Guatemala's ex-dictator leaves military hospital

    Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt has left a military hospital where he was taken last month shortly after being put in prison to begin an 80-year sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Guatemala's ex-dictator leaves military hospital - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt has left a military hospital where he was taken last month shortly after being put in prison to begin an 80-year sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity. His conviction was overturned a few days after he was hospitalized.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

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Quotes

  1. "In Cuba, the long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end," Bush said. "The Cuban people are ready for their freedom. And as that nation enters a period of transition, the United Nations must insist on free speech, free assembly and,...
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Congressman Steve Rothman, who represents the area and once served as Englewood's mayor, said:"Gaddafi is a dangerous dictator whose hands are covered with the blood of Americans and our allies."
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Steve Rothman Source: Times Online

  3. "The execution of the tyrant was not a political decision, as the enemies of the Iraqi people say. The verdict was implemented after a fair and transparent trial, which the dictator never deserved," al-Maliki said.
    on Jan 6, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: Guardian Unlimited

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