In October of 2011, Libya was finally freed from autocratic rule after 42 years of oppression under the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Don't even try looking for information about the dictator's expensive tastes for Hennessy cognac and fresh lobster.
Andrew Roberts on what she tells us about the dictator—and what their private life might have been like.
late 14c., from Latin dictator, agent noun from dictare (see dictate (v.)). Transferred sense of "one who has absolute power or authority" in any sphere is from c.1600. In Latin use, a dictator was a judge in the Roman republic temporarily invested with absolute power.