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edict

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of edict

  1. 1 an order publicly issued by an authority <the school board's edict put a new student dress code into effect> Synonyms bull, decree, diktat, directive, fiat, rescript, ruling, ukase Related Words call, conclusion, decision, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdict; announcement, declaration, dictum, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement; canon, encyclical

  2. 2 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <this household's edict of long standing: no television until all homework has been completed> Synonyms behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, command, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, wordRelated Words demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statuteNear Antonyms appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion




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