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Noun: decree  di'kree
  1. (law) 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 decree caused no trouble out there";
    - edict, fiat, order, rescript
Verb: decree  di'kree
  1. Issue a decree
    "The King only can decree"
     
  2. Decide with authority
    "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed";
    - rule

Derived forms: decreeing, decreed, decrees

Type of: act, decide, declare, determine, enactment, make up one's mind, pronounce

Encyclopedia: Decree