1. The office or tenure of a dictator.
2. A state or government under dictatorial rule.
3. Absolute or despotic control or power.
Germany was once under the control of the dictator Adolf Hitler.
1 : The office of dictator. 2 : Autocratic rule, control, or leadership. 3 a : A form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in a dictator or a small clique. b : a government organization or group in which absolute power is so concentrated. c : a despotic state.
Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were dictators.