issue an edict

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The Directorate of Civil Defence will issue or renew certificates, reports and licences and the Interior Minister will issue an edict to determine the
The Directorate of Civil Defence shall issue or renew certificates, reports and licences and the Interior Minister shall issue an edict to determine the fees required.
London, July 31 (ANI): Israeli rabbis are all set to issue an edict to clamp down on the growing number of devout Jewish women wearing 'burka' by declaring the garment an item of sexual deviancy that is as promiscuous as wearing too little.
Now Cabinet Minister Peter Hain, who is in charge of Government business in the Commons, will issue an edict to broadcasters banning them from showing what happens after any similar incidents.
Why not carry on and issue an edict that all visitors and competitors speak English only and forget their mother tongue?
When leaders like Vang Pao issue an edict, many Hmong-Americans respond.
The Parliamentarians refused to look at them and even went so far as to issue an edict banning people from turning up in the capital to support the anti-Union cause.