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Definition of "edict" []

  • A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law. (noun)
  • A formal pronouncement or command. (noun)
  • A decree, order, or ordinance issued by a sovereign, state, or any other holder of authority (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any formal or authoritative command, proclamation, etc (noun)

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Use "edict" in a sentence
  • "Claudius, &c. -- This edict is almost certainly that mentioned by"
  • "Insisting her "edict" is to get kids graduated, Martin Van Buren HS Principal Marilyn Shevell has declared war on athletics, outraged students, parents and coaches charge."
  • "Remember that as this loser of a president shields himself behind the cadets at West Point because he is unable to issue this edict from the Oval Office."