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edict

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noun \ˈē-ˌdikt\

Simple Definition of edict

  • : an official order given by a person with power or by a government

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of edict

  1. 1 :  a proclamation having the force of law

  2. 2 :  order, command <we held firm to Grandmother's edict — M. F. K. Fisher>

edictal

play \i-ˈdik-təl\ adjective

Examples of edict in a sentence

  1. The government issued an edict banning public demonstrations.

  2. <the school board's edict put a new student dress code into effect>



Origin and Etymology of edict

Middle English, from Latin edictum, from neuter of edictus, past participle of edicere to decree, from e- + dicere to say — more at diction


First Known Use: 14th century


EDICT Defined for Kids

edict

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noun \ˈē-ˌdikt\

Definition of edict for Students

  1. :  a command or law given or made by an authority (as a ruler)





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