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  Definition of Decree
  1. 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. decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"
  3. issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
Similar Words: edict, fiat, order, rescript, rule

 

See Also: preclude, rule out, close out

 

Hyponyms: consent decree, curfew, decree nisi, imperial decree, legal separation, judicial separation, programma, prohibition, ban, proscription, stay, bull, papal bull, overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse, rule out, rule in, ordain, enact

 

Derivational Morphology: order, prescribe, dictate, tell, enjoin, say, rule, edict, fiat, rescript, prescript, ruler, swayer

 

Anagrams: recede

 

 
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