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edict

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
edicte‧dict /ˈiːdɪkt/ noun [countable] formal  1 SCLan official public order made by someone in a position of power syn decree The emperor issued an edict forbidding anyone to leave the city.2 TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingany order – used humorously
Examples from the Corpus
edictSo the recommendations are a helpful guideline, not a biblical edict.There, I predict that any such legislative edict would be tossed out on its ear.Hence we see, at the end of edicts and ordinances, these words: For such is our pleasure.Perpich learned how much state employees resented edicts sent down from the senior management.Where it could, it expropriated resources by simple edict.Above me, I fear the edicts of heaven.
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