An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive
One who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority
The dictator was nominated by one of the consuls.
Statues of Blanco, which had been erected in various places in the city of Caracas, were broken by the mob, and wherever a portrait of the dictator was found it was torn to pieces.
After the nomination, the imperium of the dictator was confirmed by a lex curiata.
The " administrative dictator " held office for at least six months.
In 313 B.C. it was taken by the Samnites and recaptured by the dictator Q.