- The definition of a diktat is a strict order.
An example of diktat is the Treaty of Versailles.
diktat definition by Webster's New World
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an authoritarian decree, order, or policy
diktat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A harsh, unilaterally imposed settlement with a defeated party.
- An authoritative or dogmatic statement or decree.
Origin: German, from Latin dictātum, from neuter past participle of dictāre, to dictate; see dictate.