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irade (i-RAH-day) noun

A decree.

[From Turkish, From Arabic iradah (will, desire, wish).]

"A second irade on the 23rd of the same month offered full amnesty to the rebels, safe return to the fugitives, protection against all oppression, a free gift of the necessary materials for rebuilding their houses, and corn for sowing their fields, together with remission of the tenth for one year, and of all other taxes for two years." Wilhelm Mueller, Russo-Turkish War: Part I, History of the World.

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