[ US /dɪˈkɹi/ ]
[ UK /dɪkɹˈiː/ ]
  1. decide with authority
    The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed
  2. issue a decree
    The King only can decree
  1. 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
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How To Use decree In A Sentence

  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spulzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye? The Waverley
  • Another step forward was the progressive declarations of invalidity extended to certain laws, decrees, and edicts issued in Stalin's time.
  • For example, Emperor Norton said that Governor Wise of Virginia was to be removed from office by royal decree.
  • He did in these extremities, as I conceive, most humbly recommend the direction of his judicial proceedings to the upright judge of judges, God Almighty; did submit himself to the conduct and guideship of the blessed Spirit in the hazard and perplexity of the definitive sentence, and, by this aleatory lot, did as it were implore and explore the divine decree of his goodwill and pleasure, instead of that which we call the final judgment of a court. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • But the president claims he abandoned this effort when told that it would require a presidential decree.
  • The court granted her a decree of divorce.
  • California passed a law 20 years ago decreeing a proportion of cars would have to be electric powered.
  • In December 1936 a decree was issued which made all volunteer forces subject to military jurisdiction.
  • Both originals (instrumenta) of the Concordat of Worms were read and ratified, and twenty-two disciplinary canons were promulgated, most of them reinforcements of previous conciliary decrees. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • It decreed last year that downhill courses were to be made slower and skiers required to wear less aerodynamic outfits. Times, Sunday Times
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