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1. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
2. A formal pronouncement or command.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a decree, order, or ordinance issued by a sovereign, state, or any other holder of authority
2. any formal or authoritative command, proclamation, etc
[C15: from Latin ēdictum, from ēdīcere to declare]
1. a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
2. any authoritative proclamation or command.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin ēdictum, n. use of neuter of ēdictus, past participle of ēdīcere to decree, proclaim =ē- e- + dīcere to say]
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|Noun||1.||edict - a formal or authoritative proclamation|
|2.||edict - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"|
act, enactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
consent decree - an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt
curfew - an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
decree nisi - a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date
imperial decree - a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
judicial separation, legal separation - a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
programma - an edict that has been publicly posted
stay - a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
papal bull, bull - a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
1. A principle governing affairs within or among political units:
2. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
edict[ˈiːdɪkt] n → décret m
edict[ˈiːdɪkt] n → editto
an order or command from someone in authority; a decree. gebod, bevelskrif مَرْسوم، مَنْشور едикт decreto dekret das Edikt edikt; bekendtgørelse; forordning διάταγμαdecreto, edicto edikt, käskkiri فرمان؛ دستور رسمی ukaasi décretפקודה राजाज्ञा proglas (kormány)rendelet maklumat opinber tilskipun editto 布告 (국왕, 정부 등의) 칙령(勅令), 포고 potvarkis, įsakas edikts, lēmums; likums edik verordeningkunngjøring, forordning, ediktdekret فرمان proclamação decret указ dekrét odredba naredba edikt, påbud คำสั่ง; กฤษฎีกา; คำประกาศ; พระบรมราชโองการ buyruk, ferman 法令 указ فرمان sắc lệnh 法令