Simple Definition of edict
: an official order given by a person with power or by a government
Examples of edict
The government issued an edict banning public demonstrations.
<the school board's edict put a new student dress code into effect>
Origin 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
Definition of edict
: a command or law given or made by an authority (as a ruler)
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