Definitions for edictˈi dɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•dictˈi dɪkt(n.)

  1. a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.

  2. any authoritative proclamation or command.

Origin of edict:

1250–1300; ME < L ēdictum, n. use of neut. of ēdictus, ptp. of ēdīcere to decree, proclaim =ē-e - +dīcere to say


Princeton's WordNet

  1. edict(noun)

    a formal or authoritative proclamation

  2. decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript(noun)

    a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

    "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"


  1. edict(Noun)

    a proclamation of law or other authoritative command

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edict(noun)

    a public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; the proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by the very act of announcement; a decree; as, the edicts of the Roman emperors; the edicts of the French monarch


  1. Edict

    An edict is an announcement of a law, often associated with monarchism. The Pope and various micronational leaders are currently the only persons who still issue edicts.

Anagrams of edict

  1. cited

Translations for edict

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an order or command from someone in authority; a decree.

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