- (in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.
- any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
- (in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
- a rare word for edict
n.1729, “decree issued by a Russian emperor,” from Russian ukaz “edict,” from ukazat’ “to show, decree,” from Old Church Slavonic ukazati, from u-, intensive prefix, + kazati “to show, order,” which is related to the first element of Casimir.