Meaning of “edict” in the English Dictionary

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"edict" in British English

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edictnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiː.dɪkt/ us /ˈiː.dɪkt/ formal

an official order, especially one that is given in a forceful and unfair way:

The City Council issued an edict against spitting in the street.
a religious edict

(Definition of “edict” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"edict" in American English

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edictnoun [ C ]

us /ˈid·ɪkt/ law

a public order given by an authority:

a court edict

(Definition of “edict” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)