issue an edict

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The Minister of Follow-up Affairs shall issue an edict on the panel's members, who should be nominated by each of the sides mentioned above, and should be holding the post of Assistant Undersecretary, at least.
The committee chairman will issue an edict specifying a by-law which will regulate the work of the panel, which can seek the assistance or opinion of experts and specialists who will have, however, no voice in the debates.
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.