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Imperial decree   /ɪmpˈɪriəl dɪkrˈi/   Listen
Imperial decree

A decree issued by a sovereign ruler.

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"Imperial decree" Quotes from Famous Books

... those terrible persecutions which aimed to obliterate from the earth the last vestige of Christianity. A terrible ordeal awaited the Christian if he resisted the imperial decree; to those who followed her, the order of Truth was inexorable; and when a decision was made, it was a final one. To make that decision for Christianity was often to accept instant death, or else to be driven from the city, banished from the joys ...
— The Martyr of the Catacombs - A Tale of Ancient Rome • Anonymous

... visit to Japan an imperial decree has been published, promising that a national assembly shall meet in 1890; so we have the foundations of representative government almost at hand. Surely no other nation ever abandoned its traditions and embraced ...
— Round the World • Andrew Carnegie

... An imperial decree was at once issued, commanding the governor of Yunnan to proceed at once to the spot and enter upon a thorough examination of the case. Mr. Wade, however, demanded some securer guarantee that strict justice should ...
— The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877 • Various

Words linked to "Imperial decree" :   pragmatic, fiat, decree, ukase, order, rescript, edict, pragmatic sanction

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