Dictatorial Dic`ta*to"ri*al, a. [Cf. F. dictatorial.] 1. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute. [1913 Webster]

Military powers quite dictatorial. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

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