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Other Dictatorial Definition

[adj] characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"
[adj] expecting unquestioning obedience; "he was imperious and dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
[adj] likened to a dictator in severity
[adj] of or characteristic of a dictator; "dictatorial powers"

Misc. Definitions

\Dic`ta*to"ri*al\, a. [Cf. F. dictatorial.]
1. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute. Military powers quite dictatorial. --W. Irving.
2. Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical; overbearing; as, a dictatorial tone or manner. -- {Dic`ta*to"ri*al*ly}, adv. -- {Dic`ta*to"ri*al*ness}, n.

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