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Definition 1: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where edict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

Synonyms for edict in the sense of this definition

(edict is a kind of ...) a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

(... is a kind of edict ) a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)

(... is a kind of edict ) a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted

"the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"

(... is a kind of edict ) a decree that prohibits something

(... is a kind of edict ) an edict that has been publicly posted

(... is a kind of edict ) a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart

(... is a kind of edict ) a decree issued by a sovereign ruler

(... is a kind of edict ) a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date

(... is a kind of edict ) an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited

(... is a kind of edict ) an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt

(edict belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a formal or authoritative proclamation - [noun denoting communication]

(edict is a kind of ...) a formal public statement

"the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war" "a declaration of independence"

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