Thesaurus

edict

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of edict

  1. 1 an order publicly issued by an authority the school board's edict put a new student dress code into effect Synonyms of edict bull, decree, diktat, directive, fiat, rescript, ruling, ukase Words Related to edict call, conclusion, decision, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdict; announcement, declaration, dictum, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement; canon, encyclical

  2. 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 Synonyms of edict behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, command, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, wordWords Related to edict demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statuteNear Antonyms of edict appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up edict? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!