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Edict of the Tongzhi Emperor in 1874

An edict is a decree or announcement of a law, often associated with monarchism, but it can be under any official authority. Synonyms include "dictum" and "pronouncement". Edict derives from the Latin edictum.[1]

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  1. ^ "edict – Definition of edict in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries – English. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ Xie, Xuanjun (2016). My Way of Looking at the Second Phase of Chinese Civilization. Lulu.com. p. 81. ISBN 9781329995345.
  3. ^ Esherick, Joseph; Kayali, Hasan; Van Young, Eric (2006). Empire to Nation: Historical Perspectives on the Making of the Modern World. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 245. ISBN 9780742578159.
  4. ^ Zhai, Zhiyong (2017). 憲法何以中國. City University of HK Press. p. 190. ISBN 9789629373214.
  5. ^ Gao, Quanxi (2016). 政治憲法與未來憲制. City University of HK Press. p. 273. ISBN 9789629372910.