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Adjective: dictated  'dik,tey-tid or dik'teyt-tid [N. Amer], dik'teyt-tid [Brit]
  1. Determined or decided upon as by an authority
    "the dictated terms of surrender";
    - determined, set
Verb: dictate  'dik,teyt
  1. Issue commands or orders for
    - order, prescribe
  2. Say out loud for the purpose of recording
    "He dictated a report to his secretary"
  3. Rule as a dictator

See also: settled

Type of: bring down, govern, impose, inflict, obtrude, read, rule, visit

Encyclopedia: Dictate