Definitions for decreedɪˈkri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•creedɪˈkri(n.; v.)-creed, -cree•ing.

  1. (n.)a formal order usu. having the force of law.

  2. a judicial decision or order.

    Category: Law

  3. one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained.

    Category: Religion

  4. (v.i.)to command, ordain, or decide by or as if by decree.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of decree:

1275–1325; < L dēcrētum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript(verb)

    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"

  2. decree(verb)

    issue a decree

    "The King only can decree"

  3. rule, decree(verb)

    decide with authority

    "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

Wiktionary

  1. decree(Noun)

    An edict or law.

  2. decree(Noun)

    The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.

  3. decree(Noun)

    The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty, or a court of probate.

  4. decree(Verb)

    To command by a decree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decree(noun)

    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

  2. Decree(noun)

    a decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty

  3. Decree(noun)

    a determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him

  4. Decree(noun)

    an edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils

  5. Decree(verb)

    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

  6. Decree(verb)

    to ordain by fate

  7. Decree(verb)

    to make decrees; -- used absolutely

Freebase

  1. Decree

    A decree is a rule of law usually issued by a head of state, according to certain procedures. It has the force of law. The particular term used for this concept may vary from country to country—the executive orders made by the President of the United States, for example, are decrees. In non-legal English usage, however, the term refers to any authoritarian decision.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decree' in Nouns Frequency: #2863


Translations for decree

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

decree(noun)

an order or law

a decree forbidding hunting.

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