dictate of conscience

dictate of conscience
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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dictate — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun (as in the dictates of conscience) and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb (as in dictate a letter) …   Modern English usage

  • dictate — [dik′tāt΄; ] also, for v. [ dik tāt′] vt., vi. dictated, dictating [< L dictatus, pp. of dictare, freq. of dicere, to speak: see DICTION] 1. to speak or read (something) aloud for someone else to write down 2. to prescribe or command… …   English World dictionary

  • dictate — I UK [dɪkˈteɪt] / US [ˈdɪkˌteɪt] verb Word forms dictate : present tense I/you/we/they dictate he/she/it dictates present participle dictating past tense dictated past participle dictated ** 1) [transitive] to influence or control how something… …   English dictionary

  • dictate — dic|tate1 [ dık,teıt ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to influence or control how something is done: Their choice was dictated by political circumstances. dictate that: Common sense dictates that we approach her with caution. 2. ) intransitive or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Conscience — Not to be confused with consciousness. For other uses, see Conscience (disambiguation). Vincent van Gogh, 1890. Kröller Müller Museum. The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix). Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment of the …   Wikipedia

  • conscience — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clean (esp. AmE), clear, easy, good ▪ How can you do your job with a clean conscience? ▪ I have a clear conscience. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Conscience vote — A conscience vote or free vote is a type of vote in a legislative body where legislators are allowed to vote according to their own personal conscience rather than according to an official line set down by their political party. In many liberal… …   Wikipedia

  • dictate — dictatingly, adv. v. /dik tayt, dik tayt /; n. /dik tayt/, v., dictated, dictating, n. v.t. 1. to say or read (something) aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record: to dictate some letters to a secretary. 2. to prescribe… …   Universalium

  • dictate — verb Dictate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑circumstance, ↑common sense, ↑conscience, ↑convention, ↑etiquette, ↑necessity, ↑regulation, ↑rule, ↑tradition, ↑wisdom Dictate is used wi …   Collocations dictionary

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