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edict

e·dict

edict

 
pronunciation:
i dihkt
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part of speech: noun
definition: an order or decree proclaimed by someone in authority.
Those of a different faith were expelled from the country by a royal edict.A presidential edict abolished the agency.The king issued an edict that forbid the seizing of neutral vessels.
synonyms:
command, declaration, decree, dictate, direction, directive, fiat, order, proclamation, pronouncement, rescript, ukase
similar words:
dictum, injunction, instruction, mandate, ruling
Word Parts
The word edict contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.