An edict is an announcement of a law, often associated with monarchism. The Pope and various micronational leaders are currently the only persons who still issue edicts.

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Famous quotes containing the word edict:

    If then true lovers have ever been crossed
    It stands as an edict in destiny.
    Then let us teach our trial patience,
    Because it is a customary cross,
    As due to love and thoughts, and dreams, and sighs,
    Wishes, and tears—poor fancy’s followers.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)