ukase


ukase

noun \yü-ˈkās, -ˈkāz, ˈyü-ˌ; ü-ˈkäz\

Definition of UKASE

1
:  a proclamation by a Russian emperor or government having the force of law
2
:  edict

Examples of UKASE

  1. <she brazenly ignored the company's ukase about entering by the back door>

Origin of UKASE

French & Russian; French, from Russian ukaz, from ukazat' to show, order; akin to Old Church Slavic u- away, Latin au-, Sanskrit ava- and to Old Church Slavic kazati to show
First Known Use: 1729

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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