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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dic·ta·to·ri·al /ˌdɪktəˈtoriəl, ˈtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dic·ta·to·ri·al a.
 1. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.
    Military powers quite dictatorial.   --W. Irving.
 2. Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical; overbearing; as, a dictatorial tone or manner.
 -- Dic*ta*to*ri*al*ly, adv. -- Dic*ta*to*ri*al*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or characteristic of a dictator; "dictatorial powers"
      2: likened to a dictator in severity [syn: authoritarian]
      3: expecting unquestioning obedience; "he was imperious and
         dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents";
         "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
         [syn: authoritarian, overbearing]
      4: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having
         absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime";
         "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial
         rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a
         tyrannical government" [syn: authoritarian, autocratic,
          despotic, tyrannical]