a formal and authoritative order, especially one having the force of law:
a presidential decree.
Law. a judicial decision or order.
Theology. one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained.
verb (used with or without object), decreed, decreeing.
to command, ordain, or decide by decree.
an edict, law, etc, made by someone in authority
an order or judgment of a court made after hearing a suit, esp in matrimonial proceedings See decree nisi, decree absolute
verb decrees, decreeing, decreed
to order, adjudge, or ordain by decree


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