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edict
used in Moby Dick

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an order — typically a formal proclamation or a legally binding court decree
  • But of my own knowledge, I know that down to the year 1850, sharks and shad, alewives and herring, against Linnaeus's express edict, were still found dividing the possession of the same seas with the Leviathan.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (26% in)

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