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decree

 
Noun decree has 1 sense
  1. decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript - 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"
    --1 is a kind of act, enactment
    --1 has particulars:
     consent decree; curfew; decree nisi; imperial decree; legal separation, judicial separation; programma; prohibition, ban, proscription; stay; bull, papal bull
    Derived forms: verb decree2, verb decree1
Verb decree has 2 senses
  1. decree - issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
    --1 is one way to
    declare
    Derived form: noun decree1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. rule, decree - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"
    --2 is one way to decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Derived form: noun decree1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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