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
None have had a bigger role than the all-women Khansaa Brigade, the female police force that imposes ISIS’s laws and edicts in Syria and Iraq and that has been accused of the torture and forced disappearance of women.
The no-driving rule is based on an interpretation of religious edicts in the kingdom.
Aside from her co-stars, Ms. Lister-Jones was unflinching about the all-female edict:
Headstrong and selfless, Green issues edicts, finds open shooters, and locks down opposing All-Stars.
Could there be a company-wise edict in place at NBC Universal to cut online intermediaries out of the action?
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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
EDICT Defined for Kids
Definition of edict for Students
: a command or law given or made by an authority (as a ruler)
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