Origin of edict
Examples from the Web for edict
The edict says “any persons that can express any legal impediment can denounce” the nuptials.
For many Walmart employees, working through the holiday season is both an economic necessity and an edict from management.
Democrats kept their word; everyone accepted the edict to vow fealty to Specter as their nominee.
Obama has issued this edict: The government of, by, and for the people is in charge here, not big business.
Three years later, two leaders of the organization, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Osama Bin Laden, followed their own edict.
His two sisters, Antigone and Ismene, discuss the edict which forbids his burial.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
The Jesuits took to the mountains and marshes to save their people, but the Franciscans defied the edict.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
If you be head of Briggs and Cater you will come to give an edict to one of your firm.If|Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
This refers, doubtless, to the Edict which was published the following year in France.Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
So the swift posts went out carrying the messages, and the king's edict was hung up in Susan.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for edict
Word Origin for edict
Word Origin and History for edict
late 15c., edycte; earlier edit, late 13c., "proclamation having the force of law," from Old French edit, from Latin edictum "proclamation, ordinance, edict," neuter past participle of edicere "publish, proclaim," from e- "out" (see ex-) + dicere "to say" (see diction).