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edict

e·dict

edict

 
 
pronunciation:
i dihkt
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
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
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