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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An order or law made or given by an authority; a decree.

Usage examples (37)
  • The king's edict declared that all citizens would be charged higher taxes.
  • Claudius, &c. -- This edict is almost certainly that mentioned by
  • This edict is about as popular a measure as you’d imagine.
  • A Latin edict of Theodoric is still extant, in one hundred and fifty-four articles. for more
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  • The addict (person with a bad habit) went to the attic (room right under the roof) and sent an edict (order or command) to the rest of the family to stay downstairs.
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