Definition of edict in English:

edict

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːdɪkt
 
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noun

Derivatives

edictal

Pronunciation: /ɪˈdɪkt(ə)l/
adjective
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  • He discusses the edictal words "or has not provided the means by which he might be sued."
  • The edicta are enumerated by Gaius among the sources of Roman law, and this part of the Roman law is sometimes called in the Pandect, Jus Honorarium, apparently because the edictal power belonged to those magistrates only who had the honores, and not so much ad honorem praetorum.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin edictum 'something proclaimed', neuter past participle of edicere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + dicere 'say, tell'.

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