edict

(redirected from Edicts)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for edict

Synonyms for edict

a principle governing affairs within or among political units

an authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court

Synonyms for edict

a formal or authoritative proclamation

References in classic literature ?
What need of bars, indeed, to keep those poor victims from rushing into the arena which the edict of the gods had appointed as their death place!
But, as I have remarked before, it is only a year or two ago that the ancient edict prohibiting Christian rubbish like ourselves to enter the Mosque of Omar and see the costly marbles that once adorned the inner Temple was annulled.
He went to Oreol and helped in the great matters then going on in the religious world; he signed an edict there, and I have seen a print of his signature; it struck me, so I copied it.
But after making six books about the adventures of those interesting but queer people who live in the Land of Oz, the Historian learned with sorrow that by an edict of the Supreme Ruler, Ozma of Oz, her country would thereafter be rendered invisible to all who lived outside its borders and that all communication with Oz would, in the future, be cut off.
An edict was issued requiring the examination of every child in England, for on the left breast of the little Prince was a birthmark which closely resembled a lily, and when after a year no child was found bearing such a mark and no trace of De Vac uncovered, the search was carried into France, nor was it ever wholly relinquished at any time for more than twenty years.
Loving his country better than he did his disciple, the master had, by the Perpetual Edict, extinguished the hope which the young Prince might have entertained of one day becoming Stadtholder.
He lodged an information against Cornelius de Witt, setting forth that the warden -- who, as he had shown by the letters added to his signature, was fuming at the repeal of the Perpetual Edict -- had, from hatred against William of Orange, hired an assassin to deliver the new Republic of its new Stadtholder; and he, Tyckelaer was the person thus chosen; but that, horrified at the bare idea of the act which he was asked to perpetrate, he had preferred rather to reveal the crime than to commit it.
It was the commander of a Chinese man-of-war who received a copy of the edict of 1972 from the hand of my illustrious ancestor, Admiral Turck, on one hundred seventy-five, two hundred and six years ago, and from the yellowed pages of the admiral's diary I learned that the fate of the Philippines was even then presaged by these Chinese naval officers.
The impact of 'satellite fatwas' was the topic of discussion at one of the sessions of the Arab media forum yesterday with religious scholars and media specialists debating at length on the ambit of such edicts.
An Egyptian Muslim scholar has called for an end to risible religious edicts after a Saudi cleric said Mickey Mouse was an agent of Satan who should die.
Fatwas are religious edicts which pious Muslims consider as explicit instruction and observe closely.
Summary: ABU DHABI - Islamic scholars at the Religious Edicts Centre run by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf answered over 146,000 questions pertaining to matters of worship, general issues, interpersonal dealings and family affairs during the first half of the current year.
After chaos created and spread by fatwas (religious edicts) by some religious figures, some described as irresponsible, an air of general relief now prevails over Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz issued a decision that issue of edicts is to be limited to those seen as qualified for the task.
The Sakoku edicts and the politics of Tokugawa hegemony.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday issued six key edicts including one on the official holidays for workers in the Bahrain civil sector.