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  • Info A decree is a rule of law usually issued by a head of state (such as the president of a republic or a monarch), according to certain procedures (usually established in a constitution). more...
  • The emperor decreed that people should do the same thing every year.
  • Royal decrees can therefore no longer grant higher education institution status or university status.
  • Sometimes it was decreed for only one day but more commonly for three or five days.
  • The King could issue his own decrees with equal authority to the government.
  • The decree left the administration of public lands in the hands of the states.
  • He attempted to issue a decree against the study of non-Jewish learning.
  • However, a new decree issued by the revolutionary government forced him to change his mind.
  • The executive can be the source of certain types of law, including decree or executive order.
  • The charter also decreed that no market could be set up within seven miles of the town.
  • The act decreed that only certain areas of the country could be owned by natives.
  • He was also close to nature and issued decrees to protect plants.
  • His decrees now had the force of law, and he also acquired near-total control over government spending.
  • Immediately after the ceremony he signed a decree establishing a new state flag.
  • In other cases, he brought his over-powerful subjects to heel by decree.
  • He then decreed that the French state would help find and kill the beast.
  • That decree will only produce its effects for the future'.
  • The following day, the new administrative bodies issued their first decrees.
  • Although, some decrees can only be taken as advice to the Council.
  • However, enough of the decrees text is known so that the following is understood to be true.
  • It is concerned with the natural order God has decreed for man.
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Meaning of decree

  • noun 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
  • verb Issue a decree
    The King only can decree