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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sharifs dictating judegments against SMBB and AZ, blackmailing judges is justice while Panama decision based on international scandal is called conspiracy.
Mag-issue ng direktiba ang Supreme Court telling Congress, dictating Congress mag-convene kayo ng joint session, punitin ko 'yan,' Alvarez said.
Please when we will we stop this nonsense of dictating what we can eat and what's best for us?
"He's such a powerful guy so if he's dictating from inside the court you end up doing a lot of running.
I mean, I'm the one who dictates what my opponent k gets, not you dictating to me how much A I get.
"We definitely need to improve on dictating and controlling games because in the first two games we certainly haven't been the best two sides.
Global Banking News-December 24, 2013--McKinsey not dictating BoE strategy, says Hogg
Or do our boy politicians now consider that they can follow the EU in dictating whatever they like and the rest of us will sheepishly follow.
According to the former spymaster, the US was now dictating Pakistan to accept the supremacy of India and withdraw forces from Eastern border to deploy more on the Western borders.
Ms Scott believes that women have fewer rights, but banning the burkha is just dictating what a woman can't wear, taking away another right.
So the real issue is: Will these guys reconcile on the terms of Afghan government,or are they dictating terms to the Afghan government?
In fact, more than 70,000 healthcare providers are now using it for dictation, from creating case notes to dictating reports.