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Edict meaning

edict - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; the proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by the very act of announcement; a decree; as, the edicts of the Roman emperors; the edicts of the French monarch.
  2. 2. A public announcement or order issued by a ruler and having the force of a law.
  3. 3. A decree; command.

edict - examples of usage

  1. Having first had a quantity of wigs made and stored in the royal warehouses, he published an edict compelling all his subjects to have their heads shaved.
  2. The one of Paris protested and repelled the edict.
  3. I have little chance of upholding martial law though I proclaimed it, but every word of his is regarded like an edict of the crown.
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