edict

Definitions

  • Revocation of the Edict Of Nantes——556
    Revocation of the Edict Of Nantes——556
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n edict 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"
    • n edict a formal or authoritative proclamation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Edict 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. "It stands as an edict in destiny."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n edict A decree or law promulgated by a sovereign prince or ruler on his sole authority; hence, any analogous order or command.
    • n edict Specifically In Roman law, a decree or ordinance of a pretor.
    • n edict In Scotch ecclesiastical use, a church proclamation; specifically, a notice to show cause, if any, why a pastor or elders should not be ordained.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Edict ē′dikt something proclaimed by authority: an order issued by a king or lawgiver
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. edictum, fr. edicere, edictum, to declare, proclaim; e, out + dicere, to say: cf. F. édit,. See Diction
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. edictume, out, dicĕre, dictum, to say.

Usage

In literature:

The Catholics demanded the enforcement of the edict of Worms.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
He sent edicts to all the provinces to assemble the wandering Indians therein.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XX, 1621-1624" by Various
Pacification of Armenia and General Edict of Toleration.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
Severe decrees may keep our tongues in awe; But to our thoughts, what edict can give law?
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
To-day an edict is out to disarm the National Guard.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
What new edicts did he issue?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
To compute the loss of wealth and population inflicted upon Spain by these mad edicts, would be impossible.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
There is still an edict against you.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross" by Edith Van Dyne
What was the Edict of Nantes?
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Admitting their innocence, as he does, I should suppose them not the objects on whom such an edict was meant to operate.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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In poetry:

Araspes.
Then, O Daniel!
If thou persist to disobey the edict,
Retire and hide thee from the prying eyes Of busy malice!
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Her edicts are the rigid snow,
The wayward winds, the swaying branch;
She hath no pity to bestow,
Her law the lawless avalanche.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
One said, "And can no wiser Law revoke
The Edict that foredestined me to Smoke,
My stump to be a Byword and a Jest? -
But if a Jest I fail to see the Joke."
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
But thou, my Friend! while in thy youthful soul
Love's gentle tyrant seats his awful throne,
Write from thy bosom—let not art control
The ready pen, that makes his edicts known.
"Elegy I. He Arrives at His Retirement in the Country" by William Shenstone
Imperious Prima flashes forth
Her edict to "begin it"—
In gentler tones Secunda hopes
"There will be nonsense in it"—
While Tertia interrupts the tale
Not more than once a minute.
"All In The Golden Afternoon" by Lewis Carroll
Imperious Prima flashes forth
Her edict ``to begin it'':
In gentler tones Secunda hopes
``There will be nonsense in it!''
While Tertia interrupts the tale
Not more than once a minute.
"Prologue" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Pope's new edict on the priesthood .
Practical pointers trump educators' edicts for real-world process control.
That's the edict from a New Jersey pastor who feels the two often go together.
More Protests in Egypt Over Morsi Edicts.
The fatwa, or religious edict, accords a religious legitimacy to the truce.
Egyptians React to Morsi's New Edicts, Move Toward Absolute Power.
Protests in Alexandria , Cairo and other cities were sparked by edicts issued last week by President Mohammed Morsi.
They couldn't answer that immediately, muzzled by an edict from the coaching staff preventing current team members from speaking about the sanctions.
Egypt's judges condemn Morsi edicts.
The Egyptian political crisis erupted last month when President Mohamed Morsy issued an edict allowing himself to run the country unchecked until the drafting of a new constitution .
President Mohammed Morsi edicts, which were announced on Thursday, place him above oversight of any kind, including that of the courts.
That old edict to never discuss politics or religion at the dinner table is passé, so how do you handle a right-wing family member.
Legislation, by constitutional edict, often requires compromise by congress.
Hosts want to kick off the party with cute conversation, not an edict about what to wear.
Edict comes on the eve of mass opposition protests.
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In science:

This is confirmed b y the left panel, which also shows that these profiles have a slope consistent with that pr edicted by a model in which gas is shock heated by spherical accretion in a DM halo, under the effect of gravity only (Tozzi & Norman 2001).
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
More closely, for each agent x, there exists a portion of the boundary of σ(S ), denoted by Σx , whose elements are irreversibly attracted outside of it when using information received from any agent not in Σx (such as x itself ) according to the rule edicted in Assumption A.
Stability of leaderless multi-agent systems. Extension of a result by Moreau
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