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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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Social media accounts ignited with various sorts of feedbacks regarding al-Mutlaq's edict.
MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday issued an edict amending certain provisions of the executive regulation of the Civil Service Law.
I was afraid going to school because the Taliban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending schools.
They became a prominent feature of the rock edicts of the Shilaharas of North Konkan.
Based on these edicts, there is hardly one in the long line of rulers in the history of the world to match Asoka's benevolence, compassion, truthfulness, dedication and, above all, his intense devotion to the well-being of his subjects.
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.
The sakoku edicts were those policies adopted by the Japanese government during the 17th century that resulted in the international perception that Japan was a "closed country.
For example, the XIII Major Rock Edict of Emperor Asoka, found at Shahbbazgiri, divulges the death toll at the Kalinga War, his eschewing the War, the principles he brought into practice to be followed by the subjects of the land for a better and civilized society, the countries on the south and the north etc.
AaCapitalising on the reach of satellite television, once considered forbidden by many hardline Muslims, a number of clerics have started to use the medium to issue religious edicts, or fatwas.
An edict should be based on knowledge, logic and reason," she said.
This edict gives immunity to American and foreign contractors from Iraqi law while making Iraqis driving without licenses subject to jail time.
Sheikh Hamoud bin Ogla al-Shuaibi, who has angered Saudi officials with similar edicts in the past, said authorities in the kingdom had questioned him over the edict or 'fatwa' he issued after last month's attacks in the United States.