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[ee-dikt] /ˈi dɪkt/

a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
Synonyms: dictum, pronouncement.
any authoritative proclamation or command.
a decree, order, or ordinance issued by a sovereign, state, or any other holder of authority
any formal or authoritative command, proclamation, etc

late 15c., edycte; earlier edit, late 13c., “proclamation having the force of law,” from Old French edit, from Latin edictum “proclamation, ordinance, edict,” neuter past participle of edicere “publish, proclaim,” from e- “out” (see ex-) + dicere “to say” (see diction).


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