DECREE  天子詔

PUBLIC COMMAND ISSUED by the RULER OR by HIGH AUTHORITY.
ORDEREDICTCOMMANDCOMMANDMENTMANDATEPROCLAMATIONDICTUMFIATLAWBYLAWSTATUTEACTFORMAL ORDINANCEJUDGMENTVERDICTADJUDICATIONRULINGRESOLUTIONDECISION
See also

MEMORIAL

Kind Of

COMMAND

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current general word for an edict or decree is zhào 詔.

2. Mìng 命 (later often replaced by lìng 令 ) refers to any published royal or imperial order, or order of the day. See COMMAND and FATE

3. Zhì 制 is a Qin technical term for a published imperial decision.

4. Cè 策 is a Han edict appointing a king or feudal lord and investing him with a piece of territory.

5. Chì 敕 is a Han edict concerning local affairs to be distibuted in the provinces.

6. Jiè 戒 refers to a formal announcement from the Son of Heaven, typically in the form of a general warning.

7. Diǎn 典 is an archaic word referring to edicts by the Son of Heaven.

Modern Chinese Criteria

聖旨 is the current modern word for an imperial decree.

旨 is a current colloquial word referring to an imperial decree.

詔 is a current literary term for an edict.

諭旨 is a literary expression for an imperial decree.

旨意 is a literary word for a decree or elevated order.

詔書 focusses on the physical object in the form of an inscription.

鳳詔 is a flowery expression for an imperial decree.

絲綸 is a periphrastic expression for an imperial decree.

綸音 refers to an imperial edict as read out.

丹書 is a periphrastic way of referring to an imperial edict as a "vermillion document".

冊命 refers specifically to an edict conferring an office or honour on a recipient.

上諭 refers in a bureaucratic way to an imperial edict.

聖諭 refers in a polite but popular way to an imperial edict.

大命 refers in a polite periphrastic way to an imperial edict.

誥命 refers to an imperial edict in an archaising obsolescent fashion.

敕 is an obsolete highly literary word for an edict or imperial command.

誥 is an ancient literary term for an imperial public pronouncement.

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • nab : 8
  • n : 3
  • vt+V[0] : 3
  • vadV : 2
  • vtoN : 1
  • NPab : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 4
  • 春秋左傳 : 3
  • 祖堂集 : 3
  • 毛詩 : 2
  • 戰國策 : 2
  • 墨子 : 1
  • 孟子 : 1
  • 史記 : 1
  • 尚書 : 1

Words

   zhào OC: kljews MC: tɕiɛu 6 Attributions

The current general word for an edict or decree is zhào 詔.

  • nabtextdecree; imperial announcement
  • vadVby decree
  • viact(of the emperor or king) issue a formal order or decree
  • vt+V[0]imperial order or edict to V
   chì OC: rʰɯɡ MC: ʈhɨk 3 Attributions

Chì 敕 is a Han edict concerning local affairs to be distibuted in the provinces.

  • nabtextHan bureaucracy: an edict issued to the provinces and districts concerning local affairs WENXINDIAOLONG 19
  • vadVby imperial decree; by imperial order
   lìng OC: ɡ-reŋs MC: liɛŋ 2 Attributions
  • nabtextpublished royal or imperial order
   diǎn OC: tɯɯnʔ MC: ten 2 Attributions

Diǎn 典 is an archaic word referring to edicts by the Son of Heaven.

  • narchaic: imperial decree; authoritative command
   mìng OC: mɢreŋs MC: mɣaŋ 2 Attributions

Mìng 命 (later often replaced by lìng 令) refers to any published royal or imperial order, or order of the day. See also COMMAND

  • nabmetaphysicalmandate (from Heaven etc)
  • vtoNdecree as fate, mandate
誥 / 告   gào OC: kuuɡs MC: kɑu gào OC: kuuɡs MC: kɑu 1 Attribution
  • nabactarchaic: imperial public announcement
   mó OC: maa MC: muo̝ 1 Attribution
  • narchaic: imperial decree
天明   tiān míng OC: lʰiin mraŋ MC: then mɣaŋ 1 Attribution
  • NPabtextWay of Heaven, like 天道
   zhì OC: kjeds MC: tɕiɛi 0 Attributions

Zhì 制 is a Qin technical term for a published imperial decision.

  • nabtextimperial decree from Qin times onwards
   jiè OC: krɯɯɡs MC: kɣɛi 0 Attributions

Jiè 戒 refers to a formal announcement from the Son of Heaven, typically in the form of a general warning.

  • nabtextimperial public announcement in the form of a general warning
   cè OC: skhreeɡ MC: ʈʂhɣɛk 0 Attributions

Cè 策 is a Han edict appointing a king or feudal lord and investing him with a piece of territory.

  • nabtextHan bureaucracy: an edict enfeoffing a king or feudal lord WENXINDIAOLONG 19
  • nadVusing a written decree/document
   xùn OC: qhuns MC: hi̯un 0 Attributions
  • narchaic: imperial decree
   shì OC: ɡljeds MC: dʑiɛi 0 Attributions
  • nachaic: imperial public announcement

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: