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edict

[ ee-dikt ]
/ ˈi dɪkt /
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noun
a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
any authoritative proclamation or command.
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Origin of edict

First recorded in 1450–1500; from Latin ēdictum, noun use of neuter of ēdictus (past participle of ēdīcere “to give public notice, proclaim”), equivalent to ē- + dictus “said”; see origin at e-1, dictum

OTHER WORDS FROM edict

e·dic·tal, adjectivee·dic·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for edict

edict
/ (ˈiːdɪkt) /

noun
a decree, order, or ordinance issued by a sovereign, state, or any other holder of authority
any formal or authoritative command, proclamation, etc

Derived forms of edict

edictal, adjectiveedictally, adverb

Word Origin for edict

C15: from Latin ēdictum, from ēdīcere to declare
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