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Definition an order — typically a formal proclamation or a legally binding court decree
  • The right's only task was to advise the military in the elaboration of new edicts and new laws.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I soaked away a year of cinders and grime and Mum Olga's orders and Hattie's edicts and Olive's demands.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will is the only edict I must respect.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • I had been handed an edict worse than a thousand advertisements for pasta makers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Mobutu's edicts are that far-reaching.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Even positive edicts of the Imperium were usually negative in form: Thou Shalt Not Blow Up Thy Neighbors' Planet.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • For selfish reasons, Eragon disliked the king's edict, but he could understand the rationale behind it; the fight would hardly have been fair otherwise.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The heat helps enforce the edict.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • The clerics were recruited by the prison service, whose one edict was that they must preach exclusively on religious matters.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I Know Daddy Has Issued A "no rides with Brittany" edict.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Every day it seemed a new edict came.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Then the changes began — Utlapa's first edict was to forbid any warrior to enter the spirit world.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The Edicts, Constitutions, and Epistles Of The Prince, that is, of the Emperour; because the whole power of the people was in him.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • She knew nothing of Matron's quotas and edicts for Missing dogs.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • My legs were still shaky from the walk and, before deciding whether to fight the edict or leave, I asked for a cup of tea.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Let no one, god or goddess, contravene my present edict; all assent to it that I may get this business done, and quickly.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I panicked, worried that Charlie was about to lay down some kind of edict that would prohibit La Push, and consequently my motorcycle.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • The latest heartache for Dutchmen was an edict making it a crime to sing the "Wilhelmus," our national anthem.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • "It would seem so," muttered Miss Boon, returning the edict to Cooper.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The council must issue an edict.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings

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