What does edict mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Edict

    ē′dikt, n. something proclaimed by authority: an order issued by a king or lawgiver.—adj. Edict′al.—adv. Edict′ally. [L. edictume, out, dicĕre, dictum, to say.]

How to pronounce edict?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say edict in sign language?

  1. edict


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of edict in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of edict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of edict in a Sentence

  1. Zeph Capo:

    Having body parts exposed is one thing. Turning someone away because their hair's in rollers... is a little ridiculous, this is an issue of a principal issuing a dictatorial edict rather than having substantive conversation.

  2. Kim Davis:

    I would have to either make a decision to stand or I would have to buckle down and leave, and if I left, resigned or chose to retire, I would have no voice for God’s word. So when that day came, she issued an edict : No more marriage licenses would be issued in Rowan County. It was a decision that would bring down the wrath of militant LGBT activists and their supporters.

Images & Illustrations of edict

  1. edictedictedictedictedict

© Definitions.net