imperial decree

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a decree issued by a sovereign ruler

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An imperial decree of 1864 created a new category of sworn advocates (prisiazhnyi poverennyi), who needed to have a university degree and undergo five years of apprenticeship with a lawyer or in the courts.
1905) Russia: Imperial decree closes all universities until further notice.
whose 501 articles appeared by Imperial decree, solidifying law as part of the consolidation of China from feuding kingdoms into a national empire.
Wiseman whom Barton frequently footnotes) have for years judged, "the metaphor, the fantasy, the deliberate falsehood, the mundane, the truism, the literary topos" to be "as valuable as a report of Tacitus or an imperial decree," which Barton says is the hallmark of her own method.
1 is Article 368 from the T'ang Code, "Not Being Truthful in Replying to an Imperial Decree or in Sending up a Memorial to the Emperor.
IMPERIAL DECREE earned a trip to Ireland on August Bank Holiday weekend when getting off the mark in good style in the 7f maiden auction stakes.
SYNOPSIS: The Vienna Choir Boys were founded in 1498 by the Imperial decree of Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I to sing sacred music for the monarchy in the Imperial Chapel.
Franny Norton, who completed a 208-1 double on Imperial Decree and Empire Dancer
The solution to the imperial decrees and pretended acts of legislation from the White House is simple: Congress must refuse to fund them.
Emboldened by this blessed assurance, Daniel's community can take courage to continue boldly in their active nonviolent resistance to the imperial decrees by continuing to teach the Torah even at the cost of martyrdom.