Maybe future trades (if they happen at all) will be dictated by security rather than emotion.
For the next three days, I did exactly what The Plan (called Project X in my files) dictated.
Cheese styles in Italy are dictated by area or region but also, unlike in the U.S., by law.
1590s, "to practice dictation, say aloud for another to write down," from Latin dictatus, past participle of dictare "say often, prescribe," frequentative of dicere "tell, say" (see diction). Sense of "to command" is 1620s. Related: Dictated; dictates; dictating.
1590s, from Latin dictatum "something dictated," noun use of neuter past participle of dictare (see dictate (v.)).