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
This year, the Cannes director, Thierry Fremaux, stuck to that edict.
His edict helped corral a response that included expulsions of more than 100 Russian diplomats in more than two dozen countries.
Wilson, who is white, said one such edict in effect in 1968 was that the police force was not to be more than 15 percent black, despite the city’s vast demographic shift.
That opposition leader was Benjamin Netanyahu, who seems to have forgotten his earlier edict.
Days after that email, Mr. Kammen said, the government told defense lawyers that everything related to General Baker’s email was classified — a sweeping edict that raised their suspicions and prompted the search that found the microphone in August.
Speaking of Goodyear, MLB handed down a few edicts Monday designed to speed the game and T. Barnhart was fairly in a bunch about it.
If politicians really believe federalism is more important than one-size-fits-all edicts from Washington, here's a perfect opportunity to show it.
This edict came only a year into Chris Paul's tenure with the Clippers, and thus only a year after Griffin had accidentally spoken Lob City into existence.
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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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