Definitions for decree
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decree.
decree, edict, fiat, order, rescriptverb
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"
issue a decree
"The King only can decree"
decide with authority
"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
An edict or law.
The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.
The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty, or a court of probate.
To command by a decree.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: decretum, Latin.
If you deny me, fie upon your law!
There is no force in the decrees of Venice. William Shakespeare.
There went a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Luke ii. 1.
Are we condemn’d by fate’s unjust decree,
No more our houses and our homes to see? John Dryden, Virg.
The Supreme Being is sovereignly good; he rewards the just, and punishes the unjust: and the folly of man, and not the decree of heaven, is the cause of human calamity. William Broome.
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder. Job xxviii. 26.
John Ayliffe, Parergon.
To doom or assign by a decree.
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established. Job.
The king their father,
On just and weighty reasons, has decreed
His sceptre to the younger. Nicholas Rowe, Ambitious Step-mother.
To make an edict; to appoint by edict; to establish by law; to determine; to resolve.
Etymology: decretum, Latin.
They shall see the end of the wise, and shall not understand what God in his counsel hath decreed of him. Wisd. iv.
Father eternal! Thine is to decree;
Mine, both in heav’n and earth, to do thy will. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 68.
Had heav’n decreed that I should life enjoy,
Heav’n had decreed to save unhappy Troy. John Dryden, Æn.
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
a decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty
a determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him
an edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils
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
to ordain by fate
to make decrees; -- used absolutely
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-krē′, n. an order by one in authority: an edict or law: a judicial decision: a predetermined purpose.—v.t. to decide or determine by sentence in law: to appoint.—v.i. to make a decree:—pr.p. decree′ing; pa.p. decreed′.—adjs. Decree′able, capable of being decreed; Decrē′tive, having the force of a decree; Dec′rētory, Decretō′rial, established by a decree: determining: judicial.—Decree nisi (L. nisi, unless), a decree that becomes absolute unless cause be shown to the contrary—granted esp. in divorce cases. [O. Fr. decret—L. decretum—decernĕre, to decide.]
A form of rule or legislation.
The mayoral decree is welcomed as she ensures that the vehicle spaces at the town are free to all to use.
Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'decree' in Nouns Frequency: #2863
The numerical value of decree in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of decree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
As the consent decree language indicates, in several different places, it states that he did not in any way shape or form admit or acknowledge wrongdoing or liability, joseph Centanni continues to deny the allegations made against Joseph Centanni in this and in any other cases.
This decree is very serious and we will not allow it to pass unopposed. (on Israel offers 10-month West Bank settlement freeze)
We have close links to Iran and a mutual aim under a shared ideology to stand united under the current longtime supreme leader of Iran, Deedar Ali, who is the ultimate power for us, his words stand no less than a decree for us.
The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the Government from imposing religious-based restrictions on the personal decisions of individual citizens, here, the State attempts to use religious criteria to decree to which secondary school parents may send their children simply because the parents receive generally available tuition assistance. This law strikes at the heart of, and is clearly prohibited by, the Free Exercise Clause.
We're here to defeat Obama's decree. It's stupid.
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- dekretieren, verordnen, verfügen, bestimmenGerman
- decretar, decreto, ordenanzaSpanish
- määräys, antaa asetus, julistaa, säädös, päätös, dekreetti, asetus, määrätä, julistusFinnish
- acht, foraithin, reachtaighIrish
- bestämma, påbjuda, dekretera, förordning, dekret, förordnaSwedish
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