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Definitions of decree

  1. issue or demand by decree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. decide with authority Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. issue a decree; "The King only can decree" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To ordain by fate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru decision. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To make decrees; - used absolutely. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An ordinance, law, or edict; a judicial decision; the award of an umpire or arbitrator. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To determine by a law, decision, etc.; ordain; assign. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To make a law, decision, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. An order; edict. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To decide; ordain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To order, ordain, or appoint by law or by edict; issue a decree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A law; edict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Judicial determination of a case; an order or law made by a superior authority for the direction of others; established law or rule; the predetermined purpose of God according to which all things happen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To determine judicially; to fix or appoint. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To make an edict; to resolve or determine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. An order or law of an absolute sovereign; an edict or law made by a superior authority; in the Calvinistic system of theology, the pre-determined purpose of God; in Scot., a decision or final judgment of a court of law. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. To determine judicially; to fix or appoint; to constitute by edict. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. To make decrees; -- used absolutely. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru decrees of Venice.Sh dictgcide_fs
  27. To make decrees; used absolutely. dictgcide_fs
  28. de-kr[=e]', n. an order by one in authority: an edict or law: a judicial decision: a predetermined purpose.--v.t. to decide or determine by sentence in law: to appoint.--v.i. to make a decree:--pr.p. decree'ing; pa.p. decreed'.--adjs. DECREE'ABLE, capable of being decreed; DECR[=E]'TIVE, having the force of a decree; DEC'R[=E]TORY, DECRET[=O]'RIAL, established by a decree: determining: judicial.--DECREE NISI (L. nisi, unless), a decree that becomes absolute unless cause be shown to the contrary--granted esp. in divorce cases. [O. Fr. decret--L. decretum--decern[)e]re, to decide.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Ordinance or edict set forth by authority; decision (in other courts called judgment) in Admiralty cases, (in Divorce cases) order declaring nullity or dissolution or giving judicial separation (d. nisi, order for divorce unless cause to the contrary is shown within a period, at least six months); will, as shown by result, of God, Providence, Nature, &c.; (vb) ordain by d. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [Latin] An order or decision made by a court or other competent authority; an established rule or law;—pl. the pre-determined purposes or plans of the Almighty. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. An edict, a law; an established rule; a determination of a suit. Complete Dictionary

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