Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun edict. If memory serves (and it generally does, happily), I wrote this for use in a freshman global studies class in New York City, where the word appeared repeatedly in lessons ranging from ancient Rome and Greece to the rise of the Catholic Church as a world power.
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