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UKAZ, or UKASE (Russ., from ukazat, a...

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 564 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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UKAZ, or UKASE (Russ., from ukazat, a shortened form of ukazlivat, to show, announce, prescribe)  , a
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term applied in Russia to an edict or ordinance, legislative or administrative, having the force of law . A ukaz proceeds either from the emperor or from the senate, which has the power of issuing such ordinances for the purpose of carrying out existing decrees . All such decrees are promulgated by the senate . A difference is
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drawn between the ukaz signed by the emperor's hand and his verbal ukaz, or order, made upon a report submitted to him .

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