The definition of an edict is an order, declaration or command by someone in a position of power or authority.(noun)
An example of an edict is an order issued by a king.
See edict in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L edictum, neut. pp. of edicere, to proclaim < e-, out + dicere, to speak: see diction
See edict in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin ēdictum
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter past participle of ēdīcere, to declare
Origin: : ē-, ex-, ex-
Origin: + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
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