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diktat

[dik-taht] /dɪkˈtɑt/
noun
1.
a harsh, punitive settlement or decree imposed unilaterally on a defeated nation, political party, etc.
2.
any decree or authoritative statement:
The Board of Education issued a diktat that all employees must report an hour earlier.
Origin of diktat
1930-1935
1930-35; < German: literally, something dictated < Latin dictātus, past participle of dictāre to dictate
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diktat

/ˈdɪktɑːt/
noun
1.
decree or settlement imposed, esp by a ruler or a victorious nation
2.
a dogmatic statement
Word Origin
German: dictation, from Latin dictātum, from dictāre to dictate
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n.

1933, from German Diktat "dictate."

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