ukase [yoo-keys, -keyz, yoo-keys, -keyz] /yuˈkeɪs, -ˈkeɪz, ˈyu keɪs, -keɪz/ Show IPA
(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.
1720–30; < French < Russian ukáz, Old Russian ukazŭ, noun derivative of ukazati to show, indicate, assign, command, equivalent to u- prefix + kazati to show, order
2. edict, directive, ruling, decree, fiat.