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Decree meaning

decree - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. decide with authority; " The King decreed that all first- born males should be killed"
  2. 2. issue a decree; " The King only can decree"
  3. 3. A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
  4. 4. A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
  5. 5. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To ordain by fate.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To make decrees; - used absolutely.
  10. 10. An order; edict.
  11. 11. To decide; ordain.

decree - examples of usage

  1. Almost invariably, when kindly treated, they return the care spent on them by marks of affection, though some exhibit it in a much less decree than others. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Christ had tried to save him; but the other two persons of the Holy Blessed and Glorious Trinity had interposed, had prevented Christ from holding any further communication with him, and together had issued the fearful decree. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. " If it's Miss Peggy's decree, I'll change. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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