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In Roman law, an edict (from Latin edicere, “to decree”, “to make known”) denotes public declarations by the magistrate , especially those of the praetors on the principles of the application of the law (promise of legal protection) during their term of office. Later it was also used to describe the emperor's laws .

The term is used in modern times

  • especially for laws of French kings that regulate a single subject (as opposed to ordinance ),
  • in the legal language, however, also for public announcements (as opposed to notifications that are only sent to those involved in the proceedings).

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Wiktionary: Edict  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gaius , Institutiones Gai , 1.5 ( decreto vel edicto vel epistula ).