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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

decree (plural decrees)

  1. An edict or law.
    • Bible, Luke ii. 1
      There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
    • Shakespeare
      Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree?
  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.

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

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NounEdit

decree

  1. Alternative form of decre