ukase


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u·kase

 (yo͞o′kās′, -kāz′, yo͞o-kās′, -kāz′)
n.
1. An authoritative order or decree; an edict.
2. A proclamation of a czar having the force of law in imperial Russia.

[French, from Russian ukaz, decree, from Old Church Slavonic ukazŭ, a showing, proof : u-, at, to + kazati, to point out, show.]

ukase

(juːˈkeɪz)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a rare word for edict
[C18: from Russian ukaz, from ukazat to command]

u•kase

(yuˈkeɪs, -ˈkeɪz, ˈyu keɪs, -keɪz)

n.
1. (in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.
2. any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
[1720–30; < French < Russian ukáz, Old Russian ukazŭ, n. derivative of ukazati to show, indicate, assign]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ukase - an edict of the Russian tsarukase - an edict of the Russian tsar  
imperial decree - a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
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The people's minds were tuned to a high pitch and this was too simple and needlessly comprehensible- it was what any one of them might have said and therefore was what an ukase emanating from the highest authority should not say.
And, like his olden nights, his ukase went forth that there should be no quarrelling nor fighting, offenders to be dealt with by him personally.
The unfortunate governor's ukase had precipitated a general debauch for all hands.
To be sure that was in the days when he hoped for leave from the dread Snigsworth to do something, or be something, in life, and before that magnificent Tartar issued the ukase, 'As he will never distinguish himself, he must be a poor gentleman-pensioner of mine, and let him hereby consider himself pensioned.
I waived this self-imposed ukase in a few cases, where my setup or pun was creatively different.
Thus, where a buyer's purchase order includes the implied warranty of merchantability and the seller's form disclaims the implied warranty of merchantability, the announced ukase is that the disclaimer is not a "different" term; it is an "additional" term because we want section 2-207(2) to apply to that situation as contrasted with a situation in which the forms contain expressly different terms.
The United States cannot rule the affairs of the globe through diktat and ukase.
It would have done lawfully what Obama did by ukase.
I did not determine; there was a ukase in the form of an Order.
WHAT IS YOUR INFORMATION REGARDING THIS NEW UKASE, WHICH IS TANTAMOUNT TO ASKING ME TO REMOVE SEVENTEEN IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE PRACTICALLY ABOARD SHIP [?
Imagine Arab commercial flows settling in a stable currency unperturbed by the vagaries of adventurous American bankers or by the ukase of the US administration.
But the Court in such cases refers to reasons of the courts below; it does not issue the judgment as ukase.