Definitions for ukaseyuˈkeɪs, -ˈkeɪz, ˈyu keɪs, -keɪz
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an edict of the Russian tsar
An authoritative proclamation; an edict, especially decreed by a Russian czar or (later) emperor.
Any absolutist order and/or arrogant proclamation
Origin: From указ, from указъ, from указать, from указати, itself formed from the intensifying prefix у- (denoting a concrete purpose) + казати. Compare Dutch oekaze, German Ukas, etc.
in Russia, a published proclamation or imperial order, having the force of law
A ukase, or ukaz, in Imperial Russia, was a proclamation of the tsar, government, or a religious leader that had the force of law. "Edict" and "decree" are adequate translations using the terminology and concepts of Roman law. From the Russian term, the word ukase has entered the English with the meaning of "any proclamation or decree; an order or regulation of a final or arbitrary nature".
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an edict issued by the Czar, having the force of a law.
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