dictatorially

dictatorial

[dik-tuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a dictator or dictatorship.
2.
appropriate to, or characteristic of, a dictator; absolute; unlimited: dictatorial powers in wartime.
3.
inclined to dictate or command; imperious; overbearing: a dictatorial attitude.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin dictātōri(us) (equivalent to dictā(re) (see dictate) + -tōrius -tory1) + -al1

dictatorially, adverb
dictatorialness, noun
nondictatorial, adjective
nondictatorially, adverb
nondictatorialness, noun
semidictatorial, adjective
semidictatorially, adverb
semidictatorialness, noun
undictatorial, adjective
undictatorially, adverb


2. totalitarian. 3. despotic, tyrannical, autocratic.
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dictatorial (ˌdɪktəˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of or characteristic of a dictator
2.  tending to dictate; tyrannical; overbearing
 
dicta'torially
 
adv
 
dicta'torialness
 
n

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dictatorial
1701, from dictator.
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