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Meaning of ukase

u•kase

Pronunciation: (y-kās', -kāz', y'kās, -kāz), [key]
— n.
  1. (in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.
  2. any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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