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  1. e·dict
    IPA[ˈēdikt]
  2. noun

    • 1. an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority:

      Clovis issued an edict protecting Church property
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: edict, plural noun: edicts

    • noun

      an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority:
    • an edict of 1598 signed by Henry IV of France granting toleration to Protestants and ending the French Wars of Religion. It was revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.
    • an edict of 1598 signed by Henry IV of France granting toleration to Protestants and ending the French Wars of Religion. It was revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.
    • an edict made by the Roman emperor Constantine in 313 which recognized Christianity and gave freedom of worship in the Roman Empire.
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