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expecting unquestioning obedience

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

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"I must confess that you are the most dictatorial guest I ever entertained.
He was slightly annoyed, and in his capacity as leader of the expedition, inclined to be dictatorial. He spoke quickly, using curiously sharp, meaningless words.
Nearly every one knows, for example, that he superstitiously made a practice of entering doorways in a certain manner and would rather turn back and come in again than fail in the observance; that he was careless, even slovenly, in dress and person, and once remarked frankly that he had no passion for clean linen; that he ate voraciously, with a half-animal eagerness; that in the intervals of talking he 'would make odd sounds, a half whistle, or a clucking like a hen's, and when he ended an argument would blow out his breath like a whale.' More important were his dogmatism of opinion, his intense prejudices, and the often seemingly brutal dictatorial violence with which he enforced them.
Charles had been kind in undertaking the funeral arrangements and in telling him to eat his breakfast, but the boy as he grew up was a little dictatorial, and assumed the post of chairman too readily.
'"Therefore," resumed the old gentleman, in a dictatorial tone, "you shall have her, and he shall not."
"Usually dictatorial rulers support each other," Amr Hashem, senior researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, told Daily News Egypt.
The attempts to silence the free speech, the stagnation of the country's European integration, the unsettled name row and many other provocations towards Albanians are only few of the arguments which prove that Prime Minister Gruevski is turning into a dictatorial patriot and restores a totalitarian system.
A poll of 500 people aged 18 to 24 revealed complaints including old-style, dictatorial management practices.
He acted in a dictatorial and tyrannical manner that resulted in the death of over 500,000 and the devastation of the South, plus the repression of liberties in the North.
The building's persistent popularity led to a series of concerts, talks, and exhibitions--notably those organized by Volkspalast (People's Palace)--as an attempt to reclaim the communal project of socialism, minus the dictatorial state apparatus.
Hitting offending colleges in the endowment would provide dictatorial administrators with a valuable lesson, one they would not soon forget.
He said the EU was bureaucratic, dictatorial and corrupt and he wanted to be governed by 'my own people'.
The dictatorial and anti-democrats should not be allowed to bring the institutions of democracy into disrepute or to abuse hindsight and play one against the other.
SO, once again Tony Blair has escaped criticism to be allowed to carry on in his arrogant, smug dictatorial way.
There are Arab regimes evil, tyrannical and dictatorial. But like he said,not all Arabs are like this.