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Decree

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decree \De*cree"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Decreed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decreeing}.]

1. To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee. --Job xxii. 28.

2. To ordain by fate.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decree \De*cree"\, noun [OE. decre, F. d['e]cret, fr. L. decretum, neut. decretus, p. p. of decernere to decide; de- + cernere to decide. See {Certain}, and cf. {Decreet}, {Decretal}.]

1. An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru?? decision. "The decrees of Venice." --Sh???.

There went out a decree from C[ae]sar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. --Luke ii. 1.

Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree? --Shak.

2. (Law) (a) A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty. (b) A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him. --Brande.

3. (Eccl.) An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.

Syn: Law; regulation; edict; ordinance. See {Law}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decree \De*cree"\, verb (used without an object) To make decrees; -- used absolutely.

Father eternal! thine is to decree; Mine, both in heaven and earth to do thy will. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

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" [syn: {decree}, {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" [syn: {rule}, {decree}]


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