edict

noun

definition

A decree or proclamation issued by an authority.

synonyms

commandment, directive, mandate

antonyms

request, implication
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sentences

The local sheriff passed an edict that stated no one in the town was allowed to be out on foot passed midnight.

The edict of the King stated that all men under age thirty-five in the kingdom were to be drafted into his arsenal.
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