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
Awkward in Lakeland With Avila’s edict of cutting payroll not leading to any movement, there was a sense of uneasiness in spring training.
A new committee was convened, presumably to tone down the heat of the edicts.
Under that edict, U.S. prosecutors have not charged growers in those states as long as their operations did not involve an aggravating factor, such as the use of violence or firearms or the sale to minors.
Unable to enforce their edicts without the assistance of regular police, the commission has been trying to cultivate a warmer, fuzzier image.
The edicts — or at least their guiding philosophy — come from the top.
On the surface, Travis Kalanick’s abrupt resignation as the C.E.O. of Uber might have suggested that his company’s board of directors had exercised a moral edict.
Rhythm is gonna get you Zumba instructors in Iran are revolting against a new edict that bans the dance classes as un-Islamic.
An edict issued this month by the head of the Sports for All Federation, a government institution promoting sports and a healthful lifestyle, effectively banned Zumba classes for being contrary to Islamic precepts.
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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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