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Explanation: "Repressif" and "repressive' are faux amis. The French means 'designed to suppress/punish crime', i.e. 'penal' or 'criminal'. "Textes edictes' are penal provisions that are issued (edicte), as opposed to enacted (lois, i.e statutes). Which makes a 'texte repressif edicte' a 'criminal regulation'.
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