e-, 向外。-dict, 说，命令，词源同dictionary ,dictator.
- edict:  An edict is literally that which is ‘spoken out’ or ‘proclaimed’. It was acquired directly from Latin ēdictum, which comes from the past participle of ēdīcere ‘proclaim’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix ex- ‘out’ and dīcere ‘say’ (source of English diction, dictionary, dictate amongst a host of others). The passing resemblance of edict to edit is quite fortuitous, for they are completely unrelated.
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- edict (n.)
- late 15c., edycte; earlier edit (late 13c.), "proclamation having the force of law," from Old French edit, from Latin edictum "proclamation, ordinance, edict," neuter past participle of edicere "publish, proclaim," from e- "out" (see ex-) + dicere "to say" (see diction). Related: Edictal.
- 1. In 1741 Catherine the Great issued an edict of toleration for Buddhism.
- 2. The emperor issued an edict forbidding doing trade with foreigners.
- 3. The poor are taking advantage of this edict to marry off their daughters without enormous expenditure while they can.
- 4. He issued an edict that none of his writings be destroyed.
- 5. Stubbs the plasterer was much downcast at this dreadful edict.
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