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decree (plural decrees)
- An edict or law.
- (law) The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.
- (law) The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty or court of probate.
- (religion) A predetermination made by God; an act of providence.
edict or law
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- To command by a decree.
- A court decrees a restoration of property.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Job 22:28:
- Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.
- 1797, S[amuel] T[aylor] Coleridge, “Kubla Khan: Or A Vision in a Dream”, in Christabel: Kubla Khan, a Vision: The Pains of Sleep, London: […] John Murray, […], by William Bulmer and Co. […], published 1816, OCLC 1380031, page 55:
- In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree: / Where Alph, the sacred river, ran / Through caverns measureless to man / Down to a sunless sea.
to command by a decree
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