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Noun: edict  'ee,dikt
  1. A formal or authoritative proclamation
  2. (law) 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 edict caused no trouble out there";
    - decree, fiat, order, rescript

Derived forms: edicts

Type of: act, announcement, annunciation, declaration, enactment, proclamation

Encyclopedia: Edict