|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.
2. (v. t.) 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.
3. (v. i.) To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions (on).
4. (v. i.) To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another.
5. (n.) 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.
Dictate (2 Occurrences)
Jeremiah 36:17 They asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How did you write all these words at his mouth? (See NIV)
Micah 7:3 Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together. (Root in WEB NIV)