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ukase

1. (in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
2. a rare word for edict
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Even if nothing happens in the future, there are now major objections all around the country against the government's ukases and unchecked development policies.
For me as a Roman Catholic, Fitch succeeds in maintaining the supremacy of Scripture while working from a deeper hermeneutic of what I like to call "what Scripture as a whole" emphasizes, as opposed to cherry-picking the Bible for verbal ukases to hurl at infidels.
Ce n'est nullement un hasard si la suspension de la Constitution est la premiere initiative des regimes qui repose davantage sur les ukases plutot que sur les lois.
The federal government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, repeatedly adjusted upward, do have another rather gruesome side effect: the many more deaths that result as Washington tries to force people into smaller cars than they would otherwise want in order to meet the fuel ukases. As summarized by Barton Hinkle in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: "Research from a wide variety of sources has borne this out time and again.
He presents ukases about the myths that he has chosen not to treat, but still scatters suggestions for such mandates throughout the book.
Meanwhile the Empire was ailing, its hamlets quarantined from typhus, inundated by floods, sows floating in the waterlogged streets like capsized dinghies; hamlets destroyed by government ukases and pogroms.