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dictate
Used in
Northanger Abbey
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  • The general, accustomed on every ordinary occasion to give the law in his family, prepared for no reluctance but of feeling, no opposing desire that should dare to clothe itself in words, could ill brook the opposition of his son, steady as the sanction of reason and the dictate of conscience could make it.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a dictator dictates
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