HyperDic: decree

English > 3 senses of the word decree:
NOUNcommunicationdecree, edict, fiat, order, rescripta legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
VERBcommunicationdecreeissue a decree
cognitiondecree, ruledecide with authority
decree > pronunciation
Soundsdihkriy'
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > decree: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge).
Synonymsedict, fiat, order, rescript
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerbull, papal bullA formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
consent decreeAn agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court
curfewAn order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
decree nisiA decree issued on a first petition for divorce
imperial decreeA decree issued by a sovereign ruler
legal separation, judicial separationA judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
programmaAn edict that has been publicly posted
prohibition, ban, proscriptionA decree that prohibits something
stayA judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
Broaderact, enactmentA legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
Spanishacto, auto, decreto, decretos, edicto, orden, sentencia
Catalanacte, decret, sentència
Verbsdecreedecide with authority
decreeissue a decree
English > decree: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningissue a decree.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The King only can decree"
Narrowerordainissue an order
ordain, enactOrder by virtue of superior authority
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishdecretar
Catalandecretar
Nounsdecreea legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
English > decree: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningdecide with authority.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
Synonymrule
Narroweroverrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverseRule against
rule out, rule inInclude or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
Broaderdecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
Spanishdecretar, dictaminar, gobernar, legislar
Catalandecretar, dictaminar
Nounsdecreea legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

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