Edict

(redirected from Edictal)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
29-34; Marti Marti, Joaquin, Analisis del criterio del TC y TS en cuanto al uso de la comunicacion edictal.
5), the main points of which are reiterated throughout the Variae, the quaestor was responsible for dealing with appeals and petitions, and the restatement of existing laws in edictal form--which is precisely what the ET was.
El tenor literal del texto edictal se nos conserva en algunas referencias de los comentaristas, pero de manera muy desigual y poco afortunada.