Edict



  • A public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; theproclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by thevery act of announcement; a decree; as, the edicts of the Romanemperors; the edicts of the French monarch.It stands as an edict in destiny. Shak.Edict of Nantes (French Hist.), an edict issued by Henry IV. (A. D.1598), giving toleration to Protestants. Its revocation by Louis XIV.(A. D. 1685) was followed by terrible persecutions and theexpatriation of thousands of French Protestants.



  • Sometimes used as an insult towards people, in a jokingly manner.



  • An edict is an announcement of a law, often associated with monarchism. The Pope and various micronational leaders are currently the only persons who still issue edicts



  • Someone who is addicted to e-cigarettes


 

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