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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
To order, establish, or decide by decree: decreed that the two kingdoms would be united.
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.
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Mashahid is to witness with the heart the blessings of Allah at every station - to see, with one's inner sight, Allah's will as the Decreer of decrees and the Causer of causes.
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