(in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.
any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
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How to use ukase in a sentence
But the presidential ukase became the ultimate land of the law.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko. | Kapil Komireddi | January 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The emperor Nicholas of Russia declared, by ukase, his purpose to assist Austria.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
An imperial ukase ordered that all the serfs in certain of the Russian states, between the ages of 30 and 35, should be enrolled.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Then came a ukase, ordering the immediate return home of all Russian girls abroad.Condemned as a Nihilist | George Alfred Henty
The political ukase forbidding purchases from them must be withdrawn, and the markets must be thrown open to them again.The Boss of Wind River | David Goodger (email@example.com)
An imperial ukase of February 15, 1899, reorganized the Diet according to a plan drawn up by Pobidonostzeff.The Story of Russia | R. Van Bergen, M.A.
British Dictionary definitions for ukase
(in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
a rare word for edict
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