Definitions for edictˈi dɪkt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word edict

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.

Images & Illustrations of edict

Translations for edict

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for edict »


Find a translation for the edict definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these edict definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"edict." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for edict? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for edict:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.