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e·dict

 (ē′dĭkt′)
n.
1. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
2. A formal pronouncement or command.

[Latin ēdictum, from neuter past participle of ēdīcere, to declare : ē-, ex-, ex- + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

edict

(ˈiːdɪkt)
n
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]
eˈdictal adj
eˈdictally adv

e•dict

(ˈi dɪkt)

n.
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]
e•dic′tal, adj.
e•dic′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edict - a formal or authoritative proclamationedict - a formal or authoritative proclamation
announcement, proclamation, annunciation, declaration - a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
2.edict - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)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
ban, proscription, prohibition - a decree that prohibits something
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)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

edict

noun decree, law, act, order, ruling, demand, command, regulation, dictate, mandate, canon, manifesto, injunction, statute, fiat, ordinance, proclamation, enactment, dictum, pronouncement, ukase (rare), pronunciamento In 1741 Catherine the Great issued an edict of toleration for Buddhism.

edict

noun
1. A principle governing affairs within or among political units:
2. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
Translations
مَرْسوم، مَنْشور
ediktvýnos
bekendtgørelseediktforordning
ediktijulistus
kormányrendelet
opinber tilskipun
edikts, lēmumslikums
dekrét

edict

[ˈiːdɪkt] N (Hist) → edicto m (Jur) → decreto m, auto m (Pol) → decreto m; (by mayor) → bando m, edicto m

edict

[ˈiːdɪkt] ndécret m

edict

nErlass m; (Hist) → Edikt nt

edict

[ˈiːdɪkt] neditto

edict

(ˈiːdikt) noun
an order or command from someone in authority; a decree.