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edict

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Definition an order — typically a formal proclamation or a legally binding court decree
  • The Taliban issued an edict that girls could not attend school.
edict = order
  • Constantine issued an edict for religious tolerance throughout the Roman Empire.
  • edict = order
  • I wore pink to the gala and talked publicly about how we had defied the Taliban edict and carried on going to school secretly.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • edict = order
  • They made some recommendations, and edicts went out that families must start eating together again.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • edicts = orders
  • I had been handed an edict worse than a thousand advertisements for pasta makers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • edict = order
  • The heat helps enforce the edict.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • edict = order
  • Where is the staircase, from which Charles VI promulgated his edict of pardon?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • edict = order
  • Indeed, the name of Bernajoux was known to all the world, d'Artagnan alone excepted, perhaps; for it was one of those which figured most frequently in the daily brawls which all the edicts of the cardinal could not repress.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • edicts = orders
  • I wrote about being afraid to go to school because of the Taliban edict and looking over my shoulder all the time.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • edict = order
  • Every day it seemed a new edict came.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • edict = order
  • If you go on so, his Eminence will be forced to renew his company in three weeks, and I to put the edicts in force in all their rigor.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • edicts = orders
  • You understand, Treville—an edict is still an edict, it is forbidden to fight, after all.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • edict = an order — typically a formal proclamation or a legally binding court decree
  • You understand, Treville—an edict is still an edict, it is forbidden to fight, after all.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • edict = order
  • He had petitioned the bishop for an edict which expressly forbade the Bohemian women to come and dance and beat their tambourines on the place of the Parvis;
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • edict = order
  • And the edicts?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • edicts = orders
  • So that in spite of edicts, ordinances, and decrees, there he is, captain of the Musketeers; that is to say, chief of a legion of Caesars, whom the king holds in great esteem and whom the cardinal dreads—he who dreads nothing, as it is said.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • edicts = orders
  • The party was to take place at St. Germain, I believe, and they had appointed to meet at the Carmes-Deschaux, when they were disturbed by de Jussac, Cahusac, Bicarat, and two other Guardsmen, who certainly did not go there in such a numerous company without some ill intention against the edicts.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • edicts = orders
  • 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

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