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"edict" in British English

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edictnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈiː.dɪkt/ formal
an ​officialorder, ​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)

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edictnoun [C]

 us   /ˈid·ɪkt/ law
a ​publicorder given by an ​authority: a ​court edict
(Definition of edict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “edict”
in Spanish decreto, edicto…
in Vietnamese sắc lệnh…
in Malaysian edik…
in Thai คำสั่ง, กฤษฎีกา, คำประกาศ…
in French décret…
in German das Edikt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法令,命令…
in Turkish resmi emir, talimat, ferman…
in Russian эдикт, указ…
in Indonesian maklumat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法令,命令…
in Polish edykt, rozporządzenie…
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