n. decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
n. a formal command or order issued by an authority and having the force of law
The emperor issued an edict decreeing that everyone should come see him model his magnificent new clothes.
She and her family were living in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where the Taliban had issued an edict in 2009 banning all girls from school.
Sentence in Classic:
Briefly, the prevailing dissatisfaction grew until a tacit edict of proscription had been issued against both him and the poor young maiden.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
And this must have led to grave mischief had not Marcus Duilius the tribune provided against it, by an edict which forbade every one, for the period of a year, citing or accusing any Roman citizen, an ordinance which had the effect of reassuring the whole nobility.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
Beneath a great tree in the neighborhood fell the German general, Duplat, descended from a French family which fled on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Force had been piled on top of force and military edicts in increasing numbers had rendered the civil authority more and more impotent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context