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Definition of the noun edict

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noun - plural: edicts

  1. a formal or authoritative proclamation
  2. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of edict: decree / fiat / order / rescript
    • more generic words: act / enactment = a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    • more specific terms:
      • consent decree = an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court
      • curfew = an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
      • decree nisi = a decree issued on a first petition for divorce
      • imperial decree = a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
      • judicial separation / legal separation = a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
      • programma = an edict that has been publicly posted
      • proscription / prohibition / ban = a decree that prohibits something
      • stay = a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
      • papal bull / bull = a formal proclamation issued by the pope

Alternative definition of the noun edict


  1. a proclamation of law or other authoritative command

Definition of the noun edict for high school students

    an order, decree
    • example: The ruler issued an edict requiring all of his subjects to bow down before him.

The noun edict is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


"Edict" is a musical album of Vesicant.


  1. Edict: An edict is an announcement of a law, often associated with monarchism.
    • also known as 诏书
  2. EDICT: JMdict is a large machine-readable multilingual Japanese dictionary. As of August 2013, it contained Japanese–English translations for more than 170,000 entries, representing ~200,000 unique headword–reading combinations. Because the dictionary files are free to use, they have been widely adopted on the Internet and are used in many computer and smartphone applications. This project is considered a standard Japanese–English reference on the Internet, and is used by the Unihan Database and several other Japanese–English projects.

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Google previewPicturing South Asian Culture in English (2003)

Textual and Visual Representations by Tasleem Shakur

The edict is a static relic based on a naivete that passes rules with very little impact on the real qualities of a city.

Although the edict refers to the prohibition on erection of monuments of people in the form of statues within the city parks, it also ...

Google previewDestiny in Empty Places (2009)

by Apostle Wanda N. Williams

A decree is an edict; an law; a judgment; order promulgate An edict is a decree or proclamation issued by an authority. It is an order to speak out, a public decree. Order Promulgate used in verb tense is to make known publicly; proclaim; ...

Google previewIntroduction to Conflict Studies,, Empirical, Theoretical, and Ethical Dimensions. (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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. Joseph is an important person in the Hebrew Bible and in the Quran , ...

Google previewBroken Hegemonies (2003)

by Reiner Schürmann, Reginald Lilly

Creonʼs edict is a law also, but it dies with its legislator. Other is that law which lives always in man and even occupies a precise place within, not reason (nous), but spirit (phren, v. 683), whose seat is the diaphragm—the “sense” which Creon ...

Google previewImperial Rome AD 284 to 363: The New Empire (2012)

by Jill Harries

Incest was a special case because of its religious connotations: although the incest edict refers to the lesser infringement of the law, marrying within the forbidden degrees of relationship, incestum was also the word applied to sexual activity ...

Google previewInside the Illuminati: Evidence, Objectives, and Methods of Operation (2014)

by Mark Dice

The 1st Edict Against the Illuminati An edict is an act of law issued by a monarchy , (much like an executive order issued by a president today) and on June 22, 1784, Duke Karl Theodore, the Elector of Bavaria [the ruler of the state], issued the ...

Google previewEarly Controversies and the Growth of Christianity (2012)

by Kevin Kaatz

Diocletian's edict is a very important document because it gives a glimpse of the ...

Google previewChronological Aspects of the Life of Christ (2010)

by Harold W. Hoehner

First, Cyrus' edict refers to the rebuilding of the temple and not to the city.

Google previewDictionary of the Law of Scotland (1826)

by Robert Bell

EDICT, NAUTAE, CAUPONES, STABULARII. See Nauta, &c. EDICT IN A CONFIRMATION. Where there has been no executor nominated by the deceased , or where the executor nominated has not confirmed, the executor at law who wishes ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Digest of the Law of Scotland (1838)

With Short Explanations of the Most Ordinary English Law Terms by William Bell (d.1839)

EDICT NAUTAE, CAUPONES, STABULARII. See Nautae, &c. EDICT IN A CONFIRMATION. Where there has been no executor nominated by the deceased , or where the executor nominated has not confirmed, the executor-at-law who wishes ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Roman Law (1968)

An edict of Diocletian t a.d. 301) which established ceiling prices for a long list of goods, both necessary and luxurious, as well as for services rendered by professionals, such as advocates, physicians, shippers. Penalties were imposed on the ...

Google previewWar and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict [3 volumes] (2017)

by Jeffrey M. Shaw Ph.D., Timothy J. Demy Ph.D.

Following this, there would be a series of wars between 1586 and 1598 prior to the Edict of Nantes. During this period fascinating and momentous events would occur in France, affecting not only the various war efforts but also the broader ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Protestantism (2005)

by J. Gordon Melton

The Edict of Nantes, issued by King Henry IV in 1598, granted tolerance to Protestants in FRANCE. The Reformation in France grew in the 1550s and began to penetrate the ranks of the nobility, most significantly the Coligny family. However ...

Google previewA New Theological Dictionary intended to exhibit a clear and satisfactory view of every religious term and denomination, which has prevailed in the world from the birth of Christ to the present day ... With portraits and plans. [By James Morison.] (1807)

Another, called the Edict of Lonjumeau, ordering the execution of that of Amboise, was published March 27. 1558, after a treaty ...

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God decreed the balance of Yin ‘n Yang
Masculine/feminine be in perfect balance
An edict proclaimed, whilst Angels sang
As Supreme Council sat in accordance

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The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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