Definitions for: Dictation

[n] matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage; "he mailed the dictation without bothering to read it"
[n] speech intended for reproduction in writing
[n] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Webster (1913) Definition: Dic*ta"tion, n. [L. dictatio.]
1. The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing;
also that which is dictated.

It affords security against the dictation of laws.

2. The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an
overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his
habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.

Synonyms: bid, bidding, command

See Also: behest, charge, commandment, commission, direction, injunction, language, matter, open sesame, oral communication, order, speech, speech act, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

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