V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a legally binding decision; 2. a formal proclamation
Synonyms: order, decree, fiat, command, proclamation
Tips: Edicts are typically official or authoritative. The word edict was used in ancient times, and is still used today, to convey authoritative decree. In business, if you have a major new rule or order that employees have to follow in your office, you can call it an edict as a more sophisticated way of saying "rule" or "order."
During the murder trial, the judge issued an edict that no video cameras would be allowed in the courtroom. (order)
The council issued an edict requiring all minors to abide by an earlier curfew because of the recent outbreaks of nighttime vandalism. (command)
The edicts that are the basis of our Constitution are the foundation of most of today's laws. (proclimations, commands)
The headmaster of the school issued an edict for a strict adherence to the school dress code. (order, proclamation)
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