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diktat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiktatdik‧tat /dɪkˈtæt/ noun [countable, uncountable]  TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingan order that is forced on people by a ruler or government government by diktat
Examples from the Corpus
diktatThey are a diktat, apparently government-backed.The Government govern not by consent or even by diktat but by spite - spite against the mining communities.Dialogue and accord have been translated into government by diktat.The will to enforce its diktat is present.How can that be so when today's diktat is a contemptuous dismissal of the community's united protest?Lithuania refused to give in to the diktat from Moscow.
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