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Origin of ukase
- French from Russian ukaz decree from Old Church Slavonic ukazŭ a showing, proof u- at, to kazati to point out, show
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Russian указ (ukáz, “edict, decree"), from Old East Slavic указъ (ukáz, “edict"), from указать (ukazat', “to show, decree"), from Old Church Slavonic указати (ukazati, “to show, decree"), itself formed from the intensifying prefix у- (u-) (denoting a concrete purpose) + казати (kazati, “to show, order"). Compare Dutch oekaze, German Ukas, etc.