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3 definitions found
 for dictatorial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dictatorial \Dic`ta*to"ri*al\, a. [Cf. F. dictatorial.]
     1. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.
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              Military powers quite dictatorial.    --W. Irving.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dictatorial
      adj 1: of or characteristic of a dictator; "dictatorial powers"
      2: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of
         authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior
         toward the waiter" [syn: authoritarian, dictatorial,
         overbearing]
      3: 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,
         dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "dictatorial":
     U, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, all-powerful, arbitrary,
     aristocratic, arrogant, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic,
     autonomous, bossy, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional,
     democratic, despotic, domineering, elitist, fascist, federal,
     federalist, federalistic, feudal, governmental, grinding,
     gubernatorial, heteronomous, high and mighty, high-handed,
     hubristic, imperative, imperial, imperious, lordly, magisterial,
     magistral, masterful, matriarchal, matriarchic, monarchal,
     monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, official, oligarchal,
     oligarchic, omnipotent, oppressive, overbearing, overruling,
     parliamentarian, parliamentary, patriarchal, patriarchic,
     peremptory, pluralistic, political, repressive, republican,
     self-governing, severe, strict, suppressive, theocratic,
     totalitarian, tyrannical, tyrannous, unlimited
  
  

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