- a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
- any authoritative proclamation or command.
Origin of edict
Related Words for edictstatute, decree, directive, commandment, proclamation, injunction, precept, regulation, ruling, mandate, judgment, fiat, dictum, ordinance, enactment, prescript, canon, rule, instrument, manifesto
Examples from the Web for edict
Contemporary Examples of edict
The edict says “any persons that can express any legal impediment can denounce” the nuptials.Wedding Bells for Joran van der Sloot
Andrea Zarate, Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 13, 2014
For many Walmart employees, working through the holiday season is both an economic necessity and an edict from management.Walmart’s Black Thanksgiving Woes
Daniel Gross, Nico Hines
November 29, 2013
Democrats kept their word; everyone accepted the edict to vow fealty to Specter as their nominee.Why Specter Went Down
May 19, 2010
Obama has issued this edict: The government of, by, and for the people is in charge here, not big business.Screw You, GM
April 1, 2009
Three years later, two leaders of the organization, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Osama Bin Laden, followed their own edict.Does Israel Make Us Safer?
July 4, 2010
Historical Examples of edict
"Such an edict was passed because Athens is not a republic," replied Philæmon.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
If this was not granted, to refuse their subscription to the edict.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
The edict for their extermination, was published in the year 1492.
This is an occasion that demands an exception from our edict.Bardelys the Magnificent
The edict of the inquisitors reveals how much we have to fear.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
- a decree, order, or ordinance issued by a sovereign, state, or any other holder of authority
- any formal or authoritative command, proclamation, etc