Definitions for ukaseyuˈkeɪs, -ˈkeɪz, ˈyu keɪs, -keɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•kaseyuˈkeɪs, -ˈkeɪz, ˈyu keɪs, -keɪz(n.)

  1. (in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.

    Category: Western History

  2. any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.

    Category: Western History

Origin of ukase:

1720–30; < F < Russ ukáz, ORuss ukazŭ, n. der. of ukazati to show, indicate, assign

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ukase(noun)

    an edict of the Russian tsar


  1. ukase(Noun)

    An authoritative proclamation; an edict, especially decreed by a Russian czar or (later) emperor.

  2. ukase(Noun)

    Any absolutist order and/or arrogant proclamation

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ukase(noun)

    in Russia, a published proclamation or imperial order, having the force of law


  1. Ukase

    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".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ukase

    an edict issued by the Czar, having the force of a law.


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