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    Question Decree vs. Edict

    Hello :)

    I know that might sound a legal question rather than a linguistic one.

    What is the difference between a decree and an edict?

    I understand that both are types of administrative decisions, but on a higher level (presidential level or so).

    But what is the difference between the two?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Decree vs. Edict

    It appears that a decree may have greater legal force than an edict.

    Decree can also be used as a verb; edict can't.

    Rover

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    Re: Decree vs. Edict

    Thank you.
    Let me ask another question, how do you call in English the written decision of appointing an employee in a institution?

    Appointing decree/edict/decision/resolution/verdict?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Decree vs. Edict

    None of the above. You could call it a ratification.

    The appointment of an employee is ratified by an official letter of confirmation.

    Rover

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    Re: Decree vs. Edict

    Thank you, I appreciate your help.

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