Definition of dictatorially in US English:



  • See dictatorial

    • ‘At the outbreak of war with Austria in April 1859 Cavour extracted from parliament authority for the King to rule dictatorially for a year.’
    • ‘For a few years he ruled dictatorially, keeping the workers quiet with Germany's first social security laws.’
    • ‘A president may act dictatorially as did Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR - ideally under the sanction of law in a constitutional dictatorship - without temporary crisis arrangements becoming lasting peacetime institutions.’
    • ‘For much of that time he enjoyed overwhelming support in both parliament and in the country, and acted almost dictatorially.’
    • ‘They lecture on about democracy, but they act dictatorially, and they do not tolerate any difference of opinion.’