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a decree; an authoritative proclamation or command; a dictum, pronouncement
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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.
[Latin ēdictum, from neuter past participle of ēdīcere, to declare : ē-, ex-, ex- + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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)
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. A principle governing affairs within or among political units:
2. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
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edict[ˈiːdɪkt] N (Hist) → edicto m (Jur) → decreto m, auto m (Pol) → decreto m; (by mayor) → bando m, edicto m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
edict[ˈiːdɪkt] n → décret m
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
edict[ˈiːdɪkt] n → editto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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
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