Definition of dictatory in English:

dictatory

adjective

  • Dictatorial.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Ephraim Pagitt (1574–1646), heresiologist. From classical Latin dictātōrius of or belonging to a dictator from dictātor + -ius, suffix forming adjectives. Compare Middle French dictatoire, Spanish dictatorio, Italian dittatorio.

Pronunciation

dictatory

/dɪkˈteɪt(ə)ri//ˈdɪktət(ə)ri/