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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived from edicts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or consisting of, edicts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of an edict or edicts.


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  • Suppose that, as scholars have long believed, Bluhme was right in detecting the existence of three separate masses of works to be read and excerpted by the Digest commissioners and of three separate committees the Sabinian, the Papinian and the edictal to read them.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • All else was taken care of in the more informal procedures of the edictal law.


  • If the citation be made by a public summons it is called edictal.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Real citation is had recourse to, when the accused is suspected of meditating flight or is contumacious; edictal citation, when the defendant can be reached in no other way; peremptory citation only under extraordinary circumstances.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • The edictal legislation of the magistrates (the honorary law) had become so voluminous that it was incapable of further growth; it was, moreover, out of harmony with changed positive legislation and with changed conditions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • "All who may possibly succeed to the throne Blackstone holds to be royalty," said the lawyer in an edictal voice, and St. George looked away from Olivia.

    Romance Island

  • [Page 32] could still be proceeded against by what was termed "edictal citation," – (or reading the citation aloud at the market-cross of Edinburgh, and the pier and shore of Leith), an average of twenty couples only, availed themselves of the law, the existence of which so alarms English legislators.

    A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cransworth's Marriage and Divorce Bill


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