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English noun: decree

1. decree (communication) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)


SamplesA friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there.


Synonymsedict, fiat, order, rescript


Broader (hypernym)act, enactment


Narrower (hyponym)ban, bull, consent decree, curfew, decree nisi, imperial decree, judicial separation, legal separation, papal bull, programma, prohibition, proscription, stay


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: decree

1. decree (communication) issue a decree


SamplesThe King only can decree.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)enact, ordain, ordain

2. decree (cognition) decide with authority


SamplesThe King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed.


Synonymsrule


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind


Narrower (hyponym)override, overrule, overthrow, overturn, reverse, rule in, rule out









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