diktat

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Etymology[edit]

From German Diktat, from Latin dictātum, supine of dictō (dictate)

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Noun[edit]

diktat (plural diktats)

  1. a harsh penalty or settlement imposed upon a defeated party by the victor
  2. a dogmatic decree, especially issued by one who rules without popular consent
    • 2005, Vitaly Naumkin, Radical Islam in Central Asia: Between Pen and Rifle, page 179
      It should be noted that Saddam's power was held up by fear and diktat.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dìktāt m (Cyrillic spelling дѝкта̄т)

  1. dictate

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