Definition of "ukase" [u•kase]

  • An authoritative order or decree; an edict. (noun)
  • A proclamation of a czar having the force of law in imperial Russia. (noun)

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Use "ukase" in a sentence
  • "Am I to expect tomorrow your ukase that I give up Scotch and soda or your patronage?"
  • "But no drug maker, ever, has formally and so publicly challenged the ukase of the FDA—an agency that can make or break companies and is known for punishing those who challenge it."
  • "U.S. v. Alaska, 422 U.S. 184, 190 (1975) (“in 1821, Tsar Alexander I issued a ukase that purported to exclude all foreign vessels from the waters within 100 miles of the Alaska coast”)."