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Definitionan order — typically a formal proclamation or a legally binding court decree
- While Pitty knew Ellen would disapprove of his calls on her daughter, and knew also that the edict of Charleston banning him from polite society was not one to be lightly disregarded, she could no more resist his elaborate compliments and hand kissing than a fly can resist a honey pot.2.12 (26% in)
- But she had a guilty sense of pleasure that the doctors' edict had made impossible any real intimacy between Ashley and his wife.4.41 (82% in)
- Force had been piled on top of force and military edicts in increasing numbers had rendered the civil authority more and more impotent.4.47 (82% in)
There are no more uses of "edict" in Gone with the Wind.
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