edict edict  /ˈi dɪkt/


  1. (n) a formal or authoritative proclamation
  2. (n) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)



  1. That deal left conservatives without the votes to push through a constitutional amendment they sought to effectively overrule the court's edict.
  2. Cuba's young women, 95% of whom are Roman Catholics, bowed to the edict.
  3. The book's title refers to the path to exile which the Jew has trod in many ages, from the time Edward I drove him out of England down to the latest edict of Realmleader Hitler.


  1. Looney making a big first impression

    The edict from mom seemed straightforward. "She was OK with me racing," Payton Looney said. "But she wanted me to wait until Dad was done." Seemed simple enough.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Springfield News-Leader

  2. Mayor Bloomberg's food composting edict could create a Manhattan feast - for rats

    Mayor Bloomberg's food composting edict could create a Manhattan feast - for rats
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Word of the day for Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    on June 18, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News


  1. "These are not unfounded allegations," Waxman said. "This is Nouri al-Maliki's edict that no one will be referred to court unless he approves it."
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Henry Waxman Source: MyFox Birmingham

  2. "Not even one Shi'ite authority -- whether in Iraq or elsewhere -- has issued a fatwa (religious edict) obligating jihad and taking up of arms against the American Crusader invaders in Iraq and Afghanistan," Zawahri said.
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Reuters

  3. In keeping with US contempt for international law, Texas Governor Rick Perry commented, "the world court has no standing in Texas and Texas is not bound by a ruling or edict from a foreign court."
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Rick Perry Source: World Socialist Web Site

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furtive furtive
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