Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adjective: dictatorial  ,dik-tu'to-ree-ul
  1. Of or characteristic of a dictator
    "dictatorial powers"
  2. Expecting unquestioning obedience
    - authoritarian, overbearing
  3. Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war";
    - authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical

See also: domineering, undemocratic

Encyclopedia: Dictatorial