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Definition 1: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where decree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

Synonyms for decree in the sense of this definition

(decree is a kind of ...) a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

(... is a kind of decree ) a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)

(... is a kind of decree ) 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"

(... is a kind of decree ) a decree that prohibits something

(... is a kind of decree ) an edict that has been publicly posted

(... is a kind of decree ) a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart

(... is a kind of decree ) a decree issued by a sovereign ruler

(... is a kind of decree ) a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date

(... is a kind of decree ) an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited

(... is a kind of 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

(decree belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: decide with authority - [verb of cognition]

Samples where decree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed

Synonyms for decree in the sense of this definition

(decree is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of decree ) rule against

"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

(... is a kind of decree ) include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules

Definition 3: issue a decree - [verb of communication]

Samples where decree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The King only can decree

(decree is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of decree ) issue an order

(... is a kind of decree ) order by virtue of superior authority; decree

"The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews" "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

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