What is another word for edicts?

Pronunciation: [ˈiːdɪkts] (IPA)

Edicts, or official proclamations by a ruler or authority, can be conveyed through various terms. One common synonym is "decree," which refers to a formal order issued by a government or monarch. Another term is "mandate," which denotes an authoritative command or instruction given to an individual or group. "Order," "directive," and "commandment" are other synonyms that can be used to describe edicts. Other words that convey a sense of official authority and regulation include "regulation," "proclamation," and "ordinance." Regardless of the specific language used, edicts are intended to convey a sense of power and control, and their impact can be far-reaching.

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Usage examples for Edicts

Freely were the acts of the king commented upon, and his late edicts discussed; until some of the speakers, becoming inspired-partly by the intoxicating tap of the Saracen's Head, which, at the cost of the cavalier, circulated without stint; and partly from the smart of some recent wrong-shook their clenched fists in the air, to render more emphatic their vows of vengeance.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
In that far, tonight would be a sort of door closing against himself as one holding no membership in that circle whose edicts were written by Fashion.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck
"When the earth that has nourished it grows cold the leaves of the branch fall-doubtless the edicts of the Board referred to having failed to reach their ears," replied Weng bitterly.
"Kai Lung's Golden Hours"
Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc

Famous quotes with Edicts

  • As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway.
    Anne Hutchinson
  • 'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot. He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
    Johann Most
  • America is preeminently a country of, if not sexual licenses... a country of sexual tolerance, a country of sexual, I... would settle for pluralism, for now. Well, the Holy Mother Church doesn't settle for that. The Holy Mother Church makes rather strict demands. The Holy Mother Church prohibits, by various edicts,... statutes, and pronouncements, all forms of sex that are not specifically devoted to the outcome of procreating further Catholics, and it enforces this with a celibate hierarchy. Now, that's fine, and it is your choice, and... as Mr. Donohue did say, no one has to join that church, but that church, where it can, does try and impose those standards on non-believers and non-members. And there will always seem, to some people, I think, something absurd in the enforcement of such statutes, especially since we know most Catholics don't observe them, by a celibate oligarchy and hierarchy.
    Christopher Hitchens
  • Statists tend to treat governmental edicts as though they were , passing directly from decree to result, without the inconvenience of means; since in the real world the chief means employed by government is violence, threatened and actual, cloaking state decrees and their violent implementation in the garb of incantation disguises both the immorality and the inefficiency of statism by ignoring the messy path from decree to result.
    Roderick Long

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