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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dictatorial  \Dic`ta*to"ri*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  dictatorial.] 
  1.  Pertaining  or  suited  to  a  dictator;  absolute. 
 
  Military  powers  quite  dictatorial.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dictatorial 
  adj  1:  of  or  characteristic  of  a  dictator;  "dictatorial  powers" 
  2:  likened  to  a  dictator  in  severity  [syn:  {authoritarian}] 
  3:  expecting  unquestioning  obedience;  "he  was  imperious  and 
  dictatorial";  "the  timid  child  of  authoritarian  parents"; 
  "insufferably  overbearing  behavior  toward  the  waiter" 
  [syn:  {authoritarian},  {overbearing}] 
  4:  characteristic  of  an  absolute  ruler  or  absolute  rule  having 
  absolute  sovereignty;  "an  authoritarian  regime"; 
  "autocratic  government";  "despotic  rulers";  "a  dictatorial 
  rule  that  lasted  for  the  duration  of  the  war";  "a 
  tyrannical  government"  [syn:  {authoritarian},  {autocratic}, 
  {despotic},  {tyrannical}] 




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