elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

So little time Tuesday

diktat [dik-TAHT]

1.a harsh, punitive settlement or decree imposed unilaterally on a defeated nation, political party, etc.

2.any decree or authoritative statement.


In 1587 Toyotomi Hideyoshi issued a diktat banning Christianity from Japan and ordering the resident Jesuits to get the hell out of the country within twenty days.
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