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ukase

[yoo-keys, -keyz, yoo-keys, -keyz] /yuˈkeɪs, -ˈkeɪz, ˈyu keɪs, -keɪz/
noun
1.
(in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.
2.
any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
Origin of ukase
1720-1730
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
Synonyms
2. edict, directive, ruling, decree, fiat.
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British Dictionary definitions for ukase

ukase

/juːˈkeɪz/
noun
1.
(in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
2.
a rare word for edict
Word Origin
C18: from Russian ukaz, from ukazat to command
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Word Origin and History for ukase
n.

1729, "decree issued by a Russian emperor," from Russian ukaz "edict," from ukazat' "to show, decree," from Old Church Slavonic ukazati, from u-, intensive prefix, + kazati "to show, order," which is related to the first element of Casimir.

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