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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dictation  \Dic*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  dictatio.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dictation 
  n  1:  an  authoritative  direction  or  instruction  to  do  something 
  [syn:  {command},  {bid},  {bidding}] 
  2:  speech  intended  for  reproduction  in  writing 




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