La palabra del día: Dictar

Verb. In Legal Spanish dictar means give, issue, pronounce laws, rulings, precepts and classes. We use this verb especially for sentences, judgments and laws. E.g.: …el Tribunal Superior no juzgó necesaria ninguna de ambas opciones para dictar sentencia: …the High Court did not find either of these options necessary for it to give judgment. El Congreso Nacional no puede dictar leyes que restrinjan la libertad de imprenta o establezcan sobre ella jurisdicción federal: Congress is not entitled to enact laws that could restrict the freedom of the press or establish federal jurisdiction on such freedom.
Naturally, this verb also means to dictate. dc