decreed

[ US /dɪˈkɹid/ ]
[ UK /dɪkɹˈiːd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. fixed or established especially by order or command
    at the time appointed (or the appointed time)
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How To Use decreed In A Sentence

  • It decreed last year that downhill courses were to be made slower and skiers required to wear less aerodynamic outfits. Times, Sunday Times
  • Similarly, it has been decreed that concierges watch television interminably while their rather large cats doze, and that the entrance to the building must smell of pot-au-feu, cabbage soup, or a country-style cassoulet. Excerpt: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • You know as well as I do that it was decreed that normal civilities don't apply to you or your cohort.
  • One of the primary tasks of the Commissioners is to recover those taxes which Parliament has decreed shall be paid.
  • I ftiil to be diiToIv'd, yield his mortal breath; the Lord hath thys decreed) ijil not yet fee drach. The Vocal Magazine: Or, Compleat British Songster
  • Centuries later, as the individual countries were formed, one subdialect was decreed to be the official language of each: that of Castile became Spanish, of Tuscany, VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XII No 1
  • The Queen has decreed her order.
  • She laughed, standing as cool as you please, very grateful to the eye in tussore coat and skirt, with open-necked blouse, and some kind of rakish hat displaying her thick auburn hair in defiance of the fashion which decreed concealment even of eyebrows with flower-pot head gear. The Mountebank
  • Unto every nation is a fixed term decreed; when their term therefore is expired, they shall not have respite for an hour, neither shall their punishment be anticipated. The Koran (Al-Qur'an)
  • The public wanted to retain the death penalty; parliament decreed its abolition.
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