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
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Read More: Loosening Up Leaves Some Saudis Clinging to Tradition Some Saudis tweeted religious edicts on why music is sinful.
Mendez apparently was targeted despite that edict, and appeared before a deportation officer on Aug. 15, 2016.
Dior must have had this edict in mind while creating its new costume jewelry for fall 2017, since the collection is practically made for layering.
Originally there was no religious edict on the matter—until 1990, when 47 women drove their cars in Riyadh [to protest the ban].
The council last week extended such an edict through April 2019.
China may simply be trying to cool off the crypto mania with a strict, if temporary, edict.
No Cowboys player has protested during the anthem but Jones put the team in the center of the storm with his edict, prompting the need for Wednesday’s meeting.
In democratic countries without a First Amendment, writers and speakers are now routinely hauled into court for hurting someone’s feelings or violating some new PC edict.
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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.
Synonymsbull, decree, diktat, directive, fiat, rescript, ruling, ukase
Related Wordscall, conclusion, decision, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdict; announcement, declaration, dictum, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement; canon, encyclical
Near Antonymsappeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion
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