Monday, August 31, 2009
Definitions for diktat
- A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party.
- An authoritative decree or order.
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Citations for diktat
Whether with the rapid reaction force or with the Bosnian government, the United States should vigorously support efforts to lift the siege of Sarajevo and help to piece back together a contiguous territory so that the Bosnian government can come to the bargaining table free of a Serbian diktat.
And it would begin to encroach on another, more treasured, freedom: the right of the networks to broadcast what they choose independent of government diktat.
Origin of diktat
Diktat comes from German, from Latin dictatum, neuter past participle of dictare, "to dictate." It is related to dictator.