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edict

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1 an order publicly issued by an authority
  • the school board's edict put a new student dress code into effect

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2 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
  • this household's edict of long standing: no television until all homework has been completed

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The first known use of edict was in the 14th century

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“Edict.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/edict. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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