dictatorial [dik΄tə tôr′ē əl]
of, like, or characteristic of a dictator; tyrannical; domineering
SYN.- DICTATORIAL implies the domineering, autocratic methods or manner of a dictator [the dictatorial enunciation of his opinions ]; ARBITRARY suggests the unreasoned, unpredictable use of one's power or authority in accord only with one's own will or desire [an arbitrary decision ]; DOGMATIC suggests the attitude of a religious teacher in asserting certain doctrines as absolute truths not open to dispute [the scientific method is not dogmatic]; DOCTRINAIRE implies a rigid adherence to abstract doctrines or theories, without regard to their practical application

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