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  1. tin-pot dictatornoun

    An autocratic ruler with little political credibility, but with self-delusions of grandeur.

  2. Etymology: From tin-pot, a cheap metal disposable container, and dictator

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  1. tin-pot 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. The word originated as the title of a Roman dictator elected by the Roman Senate to rule the republic in times of emergency (see Roman dictator and justitium).Like the term tyrant, and to a lesser degree autocrat, dictator came to be used almost exclusively as a non-titular term for oppressive rule. In modern usage the term dictator is generally used to describe a leader who holds or abuses an extraordinary amount of personal power. Dictatorships are often characterised by some of the following: suspension of elections and civil liberties; proclamation of a state of emergency; rule by decree; repression of political opponents; not abiding by the procedures of the rule of law, and the existence of a cult of personality centered on the leader. Dictatorships are often one-party or dominant-party states.A wide variety of leaders coming to power in different kinds of regimes, such as one-party states, dominant-party states, and civilian governments under a personal rule, have been described as dictators.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tin-pot dictator in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tin-pot dictator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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