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Definition of 'decree'

Noun

  1. 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"
       Synonyms: edict fiat order rescript

Verb

  1. issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
  2. decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
       Synonyms: rule


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