edictum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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ēdictum n (genitive ēdictī); 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.

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Second declension neuter.

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[edit]

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