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de·cree

 (dĭ-krē′)
n.
1. An authoritative order having the force of law.
2. Law
a. The judgment of a court of equity.
b. The judgment of a court.
3. Roman Catholic Church
a. A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
b. An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
v. de·creed, de·cree·ing, de·crees
v.tr.
To order, establish, or decide by decree: decreed that the two kingdoms would be united.
v.intr.
To issue a decree.

[Middle English decre, from Old French decret, from Latin dēcrētum, principle, decision, from neuter past participle of dēcernere, to decide : dē-, de- + cernere, to sift; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

de·cree′a·ble adj.
de·cre′er n.

decree

(dɪˈkriː)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an edict, law, etc, made by someone in authority
2. (Law) an order or judgment of a court made after hearing a suit, esp in matrimonial proceedings. See decree nisi, decree absolute
vb, decrees, decreeing or decreed
(Law) to order, adjudge, or ordain by decree
[C14: from Old French decre, from Latin dēcrētum ordinance, from dēcrētus decided, past participle of dēcernere to determine; see decern]
deˈcreeable adj
deˈcreer n

de•cree

(dɪˈkri)

n., v. -creed, -cree•ing. n.
1. a formal order usu. having the force of law.
2. a judicial decision or order.
3. one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained.
v.t., v.i.
4. to command, ordain, or decide by or as if by decree.
[1275–1325; < Latin dēcrētum]

decree


Past participle: decreed
Gerund: decreeing

Imperative
decree
decree
Present
I decree
you decree
he/she/it decrees
we decree
you decree
they decree
Preterite
I decreed
you decreed
he/she/it decreed
we decreed
you decreed
they decreed
Present Continuous
I am decreeing
you are decreeing
he/she/it is decreeing
we are decreeing
you are decreeing
they are decreeing
Present Perfect
I have decreed
you have decreed
he/she/it has decreed
we have decreed
you have decreed
they have decreed
Past Continuous
I was decreeing
you were decreeing
he/she/it was decreeing
we were decreeing
you were decreeing
they were decreeing
Past Perfect
I had decreed
you had decreed
he/she/it had decreed
we had decreed
you had decreed
they had decreed
Future
I will decree
you will decree
he/she/it will decree
we will decree
you will decree
they will decree
Future Perfect
I will have decreed
you will have decreed
he/she/it will have decreed
we will have decreed
you will have decreed
they will have decreed
Future Continuous
I will be decreeing
you will be decreeing
he/she/it will be decreeing
we will be decreeing
you will be decreeing
they will be decreeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decreeing
you have been decreeing
he/she/it has been decreeing
we have been decreeing
you have been decreeing
they have been decreeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decreeing
you will have been decreeing
he/she/it will have been decreeing
we will have been decreeing
you will have been decreeing
they will have been decreeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decreeing
you had been decreeing
he/she/it had been decreeing
we had been decreeing
you had been decreeing
they had been decreeing
Conditional
I would decree
you would decree
he/she/it would decree
we would decree
you would decree
they would decree
Past Conditional
I would have decreed
you would have decreed
he/she/it would have decreed
we would have decreed
you would have decreed
they would have decreed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decree - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)decree - 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"
act, enactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
consent decree - an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt
curfew - an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
decree nisi - a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date
imperial decree - a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
judicial separation, legal separation - a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
programma - an edict that has been publicly posted
ban, proscription, prohibition - a decree that prohibits something
stay - a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
papal bull, bull - a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.decree - issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
ordain - issue an order
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
enact, ordain - order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
2.decree - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
override, overrule, overthrow, overturn, reverse - rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
rule in, rule out - include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules

decree

noun
1. law, order, ruling, act, demand, command, regulation, mandate, canon, statute, covenant, ordinance, proclamation, enactment, edict, dictum, precept He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
2. judgment, finding, order, result, ruling, decision, award, conclusion, verdict, arbitration court decrees relating to marital property
verb
1. order, rule, command, decide, demand, establish, determine, proclaim, dictate, prescribe, pronounce, lay down, enact, ordain He got the two men off the hook by decreeing a general amnesty.

decree

noun
1. A principle governing affairs within or among political units:
2. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
verb
1. To set forth expressly and authoritatively:
2. To make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law:
Translations
قَرار مَحْكَمَهمَرْسوميُصْدِرُ حُكْماً أو مَرْسوماً أو قَرارا
naříditnařízenípředpisrozhodnoutrozhodnutí
befalingbestemmedekretdekretereforordning
végzés
fyrirskiparéttarúrskurîurtilskipun, úrskurîur
įsakasnutartispaskelbti įsakąpotvarkis
dekrētsizdot dekrētulēmumspiespriestspriedums
emirfermanhüküm/karar vermekilâmmahkeme kararı

decree

[dɪˈkriː]
A. Ndecreto m
to issue a decreepromulgar un decreto
decree absolute/nisi (= divorce) → sentencia f definitiva/condicional de divorcio
B. VT (gen) → decretar

decree

[dɪˈkriː]
n
(POLITICS, RELIGION)décret m
a presidential decree → un décret présidentiel
to issue a decree → prendre un décret
(LAW)arrêt m, jugement m
court decrees → arrêts de la cour
vt [+ amnesty, reform] → décréter
to decree that ... → décréter que ..., ordonner que ...decree absolute njugement m définitif (de divorce)decree nisi [dɪˌkriːˈnaɪsaɪ] njugement m provisoire (de divorce)

decree

nAnordnung f, → Verordnung f, → Verfügung f; (Pol: of king etc) → Erlass m; (Eccl) → Dekret nt; (Jur) → Verfügung f; (of tribunal, court)Entscheid m, → Urteil nt; by royal decreeauf königlichen Erlass; by government decreeauf Erlass der Regierung; to issue a decreeeinen Erlass herausgeben
vtverordnen, verfügen; he decreed an annual holiday on 1st Apriler erklärte den 1. April zum (ständigen) Feiertag

decree

[dɪˈkriː]
1. n (Law, Pol) → decreto; (municipal) → ordinanza; (divorce) decree absolutesentenza di divorzio definitiva
decree nisi → sentenza provvisoria di divorzio
2. vt to decree (that)decretare (che) + sub

decree

(diˈkriː) noun
1. an order or law. a decree forbidding hunting.
2. a ruling of a court of civil law.
verbpast tense, past participle deˈcreed
to order, command or decide (something). The court decreed that he should pay the fine in full.
References in classic literature ?
Napoleon III issues a decree and the French go to Mexico.
You force me to remind you," he said, "of a certain decree - a decree of expulsion passed five years ago, and of which I presume due notification was given to you.
I would gladly do so," said the Fox, "but I fear he may not have heard of King Lion's decree.
Let a decree issue declaring ingenuity a capital offence.
They therefore as to right belongd, So were created, nor can justly accuse Thir maker, or thir making, or thir Fate; As if Predestination over-rul'd Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown.
It sometimes happened that a solemn decree of parliament violated the asylum and restored the condemned man to the executioner; but this was of rare occurrence.
Years passed, and in vain the Fighting Groups strove to execute their decree.
Truly, a decree for selling the property of emigrants.
centuries to discover that his own conduct and decrees were
For their decrees are like the others' edicts; their demagogues like the others' flatterers: but their greatest resemblance consists in the mutual support they give to each other, the flatterer to the tyrant, the demagogue to the people: and to them it is owing that the supreme power is lodged in the votes of the people, and not in the laws; for they bring everything before them, as their influence is owing to their being supreme whose opinions they entirely direct; for these are they whom the multitude obey.
The priests opposed both my fire and life in- surance, on the ground that it was an insolent attempt to hinder the decrees of God; and if you pointed out that they did not hinder the decrees in the least, but only modified the hard consequences of them if you took out policies and had luck, they retorted that that was gambling against the decrees of God, and was just as bad.
He said, "it was common, when two YAHOOS discovered such a stone in a field, and were contending which of them should be the proprietor, a third would take the advantage, and carry it away from them both;" which my master would needs contend to have some kind of resemblance with our suits at law; wherein I thought it for our credit not to undeceive him; since the decision he mentioned was much more equitable than many decrees among us; because the plaintiff and defendant there lost nothing beside the stone they contended for: whereas our courts of equity would never have dismissed the cause, while either of them had any thing left.