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English definition of “diktat”

diktat

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈdɪk.tæt/ disapproving us  
an order that must be obeyed, or the act of giving such an order: The coach issued a diktat that all team members must attend early-morning practice. The occupying force ruled by diktat.
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