Dictation

Definition of Dictation

Dic`ta´tion
n.1.The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.
It affords security against the dictation of laws.
- Paley.
2.The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.

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behest, bid, bidding, charge, command, commandment, commission, countermand, dictate, direction, injunction, open sesame, order, prescribe, speech act
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