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ukase

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noun \yü-ˈkās, -ˈkāz, ˈyü-ˌ; ü-ˈkäz\

Definition of ukase

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

  2. 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


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