Examples of edict in a Sentence
The government issued an edict banning public demonstrations.
the school board's edict put a new student dress code into effect
Recent Examples of edict from the Web
Do unto others is apparently not an across-the-board Christian edict; Save Thy Hide is.
Despite edicts from above and earnest efforts from within police forces, uniting cops and communities in a deep and lasting way remains a theory rather than a practice.
Romans 13 has a history of being used by government officials in defense of their decisions or edicts.
Trump exceeded his authority, said the coalition, which asked the U.S. District Court in Washington to block enforcement of the edicts.
However, Ivey’s office has cited the most recent opinion on the issue, offered in 2011 by former attorney general and current senator Luther Strange, as the basis for the governor’s latest edict.
The edict is allegedly in response to a new bill brought to the Knesset by Jewish Home Party MK Bezalel Smotrich, which would allow Jews to purchase land in Area C territory in Judea and Samaria.
In the wake of the international success of Battle Royale, the young-adult literature market exploded with similar sagas about teens fighting each other to the death, by dictatorial edict.
To the world beyond the borders of the kingdom his driving edict appears ludicrous, a bumbling attempt to provide a false physiological basis to a ban imposed by humans.
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Did You Know?
Edicts are few and far between in a democracy, since very few important laws can be made by a president or prime minister acting alone. But when a crisis arose in the Roman Republic, the senate would appoint a dictator, who would have the power to rule by edict. The idea was that the dictator could make decisions quickly, issuing his edicts faster than the senate could act. When the crisis was over, the edicts were canceled and the dictator usually retired from public life. Things are different today: dictators almost always install themselves in power, and they never give it up.
EDICT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of edict for English Language Learners
: an official order given by a person with power or by a government
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