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Etymology edit

From Middle English decre, decree, from Old French decré (French décret), from Latin dēcrētum.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈkɹiː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iː

Noun edit

decree (plural decrees)

  1. An edict or law.
  2. (law) The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.
  3. (law) The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty or court of probate.
  4. (religion) A predetermination made by God; an act of providence.

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Verb edit

decree (third-person singular simple present decrees, present participle decreeing, simple past and past participle decreed)

  1. To command by a decree.
    A court decrees a restoration of property.

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  1. Alternative form of decre