Definition of edict noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːdɪkt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːdɪkt//
[uncountable, countable] (formal)
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an official order or statement given by somebody in authority synonym decree The festival was banned by royal edict. Word OriginMiddle English: from Latin edictum ‘something proclaimed’, neuter past participle of edicere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + dicere ‘say, tell’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: edict