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edict
used in Henry IV, Part 1

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an order — typically a formal proclamation or a legally binding court decree
  • He presently—as greatness knows itself— Steps me a little higher than his vow Made to my father, while his blood was poor, Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurg; And now, forsooth, takes on him to reform Some certain edicts and some strait decrees That lie too heavy on the commonwealth; Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep Over his country's wrongs; and, by this face, This seeming brow of justice, did he win The hearts of all that he did angle for: Proceeded further; cut me off the heads...
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The Rebel Camp near Shrewsbury (70% in)

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