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dictatenoun act, authoritative suggestion, behest, charge, command, commandment, commission, decree, demand, direction, edict, enactment, fiat, imperative, immerious direction, injunction, instruction, judgment, law, mandate, order, ordinance, ordination, precept, prescript, prescription, proclamation, regulation, requirement, rubric, rule, ruling, ultimatum
dictateverb bid, charge, command, compel, decree, demand, direct, enjoin, exercise authority, give orders, immose an order, instruct, issue a command, issue an order, oblige, ordain, order, prescribe, require, require authoritaaively, rule
See also: act, approve, assign, canon, charge, citation, coerce, command, compel, constitution, decree, detail, direct, direction, directive, dominate, edict, enact, enactment, enforce, enjoin, fiat, govern, holding, impose, insist, instruct, legislate, manage, mandamus, mandate, measure, monition, necessitate, order, oversee, pass, precept, prescribe, prescription, prevail, regulation, require, requirement, rubric, rule, statute, writ
TO DICTATE. To pronounce word for word what is destined to be at the same time written by another. Merlin Rep. mot Suggestion, p. 5 00; Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. liv. 3, t. 2, c. 5, n. 410.