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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decreed - fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time")
settled - established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night"
References in classic literature ?
Experience shows us that whatever event occurs it is always related to the will of one or of several men who have decreed it.
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 is decreed of fate, and therefore I am not guilty in this respect.