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author

The writer of an article, chapter, or other complete written work.
Many articles, proceedings, or books have multiple authors; the names of the authors following the first author are known as co-authors. Corporations, government agencies, and associations may also be listed as authors of a work.

author

Journalism A person involved in writing a manuscript

au·thor

(aw'thŏr)
medical transcription Person who orally creates a report to be transcribed.
Synonym(s): dictator, originator.
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Strong evidence for other-regarding behavior comes from dictator game experiments (Kahneman, Knetsch, and Thaler 1986; Forsythe et al.
Suppose creditors know they cannot collect if the money lent to a dictator is used to finance his private consumption.
But after the services, Muhammad Shakoor said Saddam's fate should be extended to other dictators.
All of us wanted to see the dictator shot: you have seen it, the dictators have been executed,' exulted a Bucharest radio announcer while television showed pictures of Ceausescu's body.
But in general, looting will be widespread either because the dictator is not confident of his tenure or because he needs to allow others to steal in order to keep their support.
The dictator (and his closest intellectual allies) understood the role of the traditional concept of "respeto" (broader than just respect), even as they brought the modernizing state presence into the countryside.
Since Bolivar became a dictator, he should not be called El Libertador or the George Washington of South America.
Mr Zebari's remarks add weight to the call by the interim Iraqi government for the former dictator to be tried before the special tribunal.
Taylor, considered one of the most brutal dictators in the world, is an international pariah who has been accused of looting the impoverished west African nation for personal gain.
It includes a nomadic childhood in the interior of what was then British Somalia, seven years in the USSR studying electronic engineering, 16 years in the government of dictator Mohammed Siad Barre and 10 years in exile in Britain.
The elderly stepmother of Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi is recovering in a private hospital in Britain after a heart operation.
Mike Fletcher, the father of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, who was shot dead by a gunman outside the Libyan Embassy during a demonstration in 1984, said he was unhappy that a relative of the dictator should be treated in a British hospital.