American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Tending to dictate; domineering.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a dictator; absolute; unlimited.
- Pertaining to or characteristic of dictation; imperious; overbearing; dogmatic.
- Synonyms Authoritative, Dogmatic, etc. See magisterial.
- adj. of or pertaining to a dictator
- adj. in the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.
- adj. Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical; overbearing.
- adj. of or characteristic of a dictator
- adj. expecting unquestioning obedience
- adj. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
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