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edict

[ee-dikt] /ˈi dɪkt/
noun
1.
a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
Synonyms: dictum, pronouncement.
2.
any authoritative proclamation or command.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin ēdictum, noun use of neuter of ēdictus (past participle of ēdīcere to say out), equivalent to ē- e-1 + dictus said; see dictum
Related forms
edictal, adjective
edictally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for edictal

edict

/ˈiːdɪkt/
noun
1.
a decree, order, or ordinance issued by a sovereign, state, or any other holder of authority
2.
any formal or authoritative command, proclamation, etc
Derived Forms
edictal, adjective
edictally, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ēdictum, from ēdīcere to declare
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Word Origin and History for edictal

edict

n.

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).

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