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pragmatic sanction

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An edict or decree issued by a sovereign that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land.

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  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of Late Latin prāgmatica sānctiō, imperial decree referring to the affairs of a community : Latin prāgmatica, feminine of prāgmaticus, referring to civil affairs + Latin sānctiō, ordinance.]

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