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Meaning of EDICT

Pronunciation:  'eedikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a formal or authoritative proclamation

EDICT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: decree, fiat, order, rescript
 See Also: act, announcement, annunciation, ban, bull, consent decree, curfew, declaration, decree nisi, enactment, imperial decree, interdiction, judicial separation, legal separation, papal bull, proclamation, programma, prohibition, proscription, stay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E"dict\, n. [L. edictum, fr. edicere, edictum, to
declare, proclaim; e out + dicere to say: cf. F. ['e]dit. See
A public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; the
proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by
the very act of announcement; a decree; as, the edicts of the
Roman emperors; the edicts of the French monarch.

      It stands as an edict in destiny.        --Shak.

{Edict of Nantes} (French Hist.), an edict issued by Henry
   IV. (A. D. 1598), giving toleration to Protestants. Its
   revocation by Louis XIV. (A. D. 1685) was followed by
   terrible persecutions and the expatriation of thousands of
   French Protestants.

Syn: Decree; proclamation; law; ordinance; statute; rule;
     order; manifesti; command. See {Law}.

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