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  1. u·kase
    IPA[yo͞oˈkās]
  2. noun

    • 1. an edict of the Russian government:

      Tsar Alexander I issued his famous ukase unilaterally decreeing the North Pacific Coast Russian territory
    • 2. an arbitrary command:

      he was defying the publisher in the very building from which he had issued his ukase
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: ukase, plural noun: ukases

    • noun

      (in tsarist Russia) a decree with the force of law:

      an arbitrary or peremptory command:

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