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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.
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