ukase


ukase
ukase [yo͞o′kās΄, yo͞o′kāz΄; yo͞o kās′, yo͞okāz′]
n.
[Russ ukaz, edict < ukazat', to order (modern meaning “to indicate”) < OSlav kazati, talk]
1. in czarist Russia, an imperial order or decree, having the force of law
2. any official, esp. arbitrary, decree or proclamation

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