Dicoccous to Die

(Di*coc"cous) a. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + grain, seed.] (Bot.) Composed of two coherent, one-seeded carpels; as, a dicoccous capsule.

(Di*cot`y*le"don) n. [Pref. di- + cotyledon.] (Bot.) A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating.

(Di*cot`y*le"don*ous) a. (Bot.) Having two cotyledons or seed lobes; as, a dicotyledonous plant.

(Di"cro*tal Di"cro*tous) a. Dicrotic.

(Di*crot"ic) a. [Gr. = to knock, beat.] (Physiol.) (a) Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse. (b) Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave.

(Di"cro*tism) n. (Physiol.) A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the heart.

(||Dic"ta) n. pl. [L.] See Dictum.

(||Dic*ta"men) n. [LL., fr. dictare to dictate.] A dictation or dictate. [R.] Falkland.

(||Dic*tam"nus) n. [L. See Dittany.] (Bot.) A suffrutescent, D. Fraxinella with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.

(Dic"tate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dictated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dictating.] [L. dictatus, p. p. of dictare, freq. of dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Dight.]

1. To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.

The mind which dictated the Iliad.

Pages dictated by the Holy Spirit.

2. To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.

Whatsoever is dictated to us by God must be believed.

Syn. — To suggest; prescribe; enjoin; command; point out; urge; admonish.

(Dic"tate), v. i.

1. To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions

Who presumed to dictate to the sovereign.

2. To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another.

Sylla could not skill of letters, and therefore knew not how to dictate.

(Dic"tate) n. [L. dictatum. See Dictate, v. t.] A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, principle, or maxim; a prescription; as, listen to the dictates of your conscience; the dictates of the gospel.

I credit what the Grecian dictates say.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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