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Edict

An announcement of a new law or regulation. This word is now rarely used in an economic context. However, a famous French edict in the 1600s mandated the sale of better quality cloth. Repeat violators were tied to a post with their cloth attached to their bodies.
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Byline: Speakers at media forum session call for an end to chaos created by edicts issued on satellite channels.
Article 1 of this edict deals with granting fully-paid holidays for the workers in the sector while article 2 says that if any day of the mentioned holidays in article 1 coincides with Friday or with an official holiday the worker is to be compensated with another day, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Besides the three edicts mentioned at the beginning of this essay, some other marker stones of this dynasty have been found:
I was afraid going to school because the Taliban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending schools.
The edict also stipulates that the Civil Aviation Affairs Directorate at the Transportation Ministry will be commissioned with some duties of the High Committee of the BIAS, including preparing its budget, issuing invoices and collecting revenues, contacting the relevant government bodies and companies and signing contracts.
Edict 43/2015 stipulates that the Energy Minister and the Minister in Charge of the Electricity and Water Authority will be responsible for the Water Resources Council before the National Assembly.
Edict 25 appointed Marwan Foued Kamal as Acting Director for Resources Management and Services at the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport Secretariat General while edict 26 appointed Salah Jassim Al Qaladari as Acting Director for Bills and Media Affairs at the Civil Service Bureau.
25 (BNA)--His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa issued today two edicts for 2012.
Under the Edicts 21 and 22, Nasser Abulhameed Hussain was appointed as Director of Air Ports at the Interior Ministry's Customs Affairs and Lamees Ibrahim Al Hassar was appointed as Director of Privatisation and Outsources at the Finance Ministry.
Al-Tahtawi in an exclusive statement he made to Egyptian News TV added that this dialogue will be assumed by specialized experts to clarify the extent of the acceptance or rejection of these edicts by public opinion, pointing out that the Egyptian people remain the sole arbitrator regarding any edict(s) passed by President Morsy.
Manama, May 10 -- His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa issued four edicts for the year 2012.
Manama: June 18 -- (BNA)-- His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister today issued five Edicts for the year 2013.