Edict meaning

ēdĭkt
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An official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree.
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A formal pronouncement or command.
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The definition of an edict is an order, declaration or command by someone in a position of power or authority.

An example of an edict is an order issued by a king.

noun
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Any command or order.
noun
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A proclamation of law or other authoritative command.
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A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
edict
Plural:
edicts

Origin of edict

  • Latin ēdictum from neuter past participle of ēdīcere to declare ē-, ex- ex- dīcere to speak deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French edit, from Latin edictum

    From Wiktionary