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Definitions of decree

  1. To make an edict; to resolve or determine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. To determine by a law, decision, etc.; ordain; assign. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To make decrees; - used absolutely. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make a law, decision, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. issue or demand by decree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. decide with authority Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. issue a decree; "The King only can decree" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. An order; edict. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To decide; ordain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A law; edict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.

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Usage examples for decree

  1. She was his- his by the intervention and by the decree of Providence! – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. About B. C. 170, he issued a decree that all persons in his dominion must offer sacrifices to Zeus. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
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