Dic`ta*to"ri*al (?), a. [Cf. F. dictatorial.]


Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.

Military powers quite dictatorial. W. Irving.


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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