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Latin

Etymology

From ēdīcō (I declare, announce, decree), from ex (out of, from) + dīcō (say, affirm, tell).

Pronunciation

Noun

ēdictum (genitive ēdictī); n, second declension

  1. A proclamation, ordinance, edict, decree or manifesto by a magistrate.
  2. The public announcement of the praetor or other senior magistrate, in which he states, on entering upon his office, the rules by which he will be guided in administering justice; inaugural address.
  3. (by extension) An order, command, edict.

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative ēdictum ēdicta
genitive ēdictī ēdictōrum
dative ēdictō ēdictīs
accusative ēdictum ēdicta
ablative ēdictō ēdictīs
vocative ēdictum ēdicta

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References

  • edictum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879), A Latin Dictionary (Oxford: Clarendon Press)

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