Simple Definition of diktat
: an order that must be followed
Examples of diktat
The company president issued a diktat that employees may not wear jeans to work.
<a democratic government has to be something wanted by that nation's citizens and not something created by a foreign power's diktat>
Origin of diktat
German, literally, something dictated, from New Latin dictatum, from Latin, neuter of dictatus, past participle of dictare to dictate
First Known Use: 1933
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