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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decree  \De*cree"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decreed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Decreeing}.] 
  1.  To  determine  judicially  by  authority,  or  by  decree;  to 
  constitute  by  edict;  to  appoint  by  decree  or  law;  to 
  determine;  to  order  to  ordain;  as  a  court  decrees  a 
  restoration  of  property. 
 
  Thou  shalt  also  decree  a  thing  and  it  shall  be 
  established  unto  thee.  --Job  xxii. 
  28. 
 
  2.  To  ordain  by  fate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decree  \De*cree"\,  n.  [OE.  decre,  F.  d['e]cret,  fr  L.  decretum 
  neut.  decretus  p.  p.  of  decernere  to  decide;  de-  +  cernere 
  to  decide.  See  {Certain},  and  cf  {Decreet},  {Decretal}.] 
  1.  An  order  from  one  having  authority,  deciding  what  is  to  be 
  done  by  a  subordinate;  also  a  determination  by  one  having 
  power,  deciding  what  is  to  be  done  or  to  take  place 
  edict,  law;  authoritative  ru??  decision.  ``The  decrees  of 
  Venice.''  --Sh???. 
 
  There  went  out  a  decree  from  C[ae]sar  Augustus  that 
  all  the  world  should  be  taxed.  --Luke  ii  1. 
 
  Poor  hand,  why  quiverest  thou  at  this  decree? 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  A  decision,  order  or  sentence,  given  in  a  cause  by  a 
  court  of  equity  or  admiralty. 
  b  A  determination  or  judgment  of  an  umpire  on  a  case 
  submitted  to  him  --Brande. 
 
  3.  (Eccl.)  An  edict  or  law  made  by  a  council  for  regulating 
  any  business  within  their  jurisdiction;  as  the  decrees  of 
  ecclesiastical  councils. 
 
  Syn:  Law;  regulation;  edict;  ordinance.  See  {Law}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decree  \De*cree"\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  decrees;  --  used  absolutely. 
 
  Father  eternal!  thine  is  to  decree;  Mine,  both  in 
  heaven  and  earth  to  do  thy  will  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decree 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {edict},  {fiat},  {order},  {rescript}] 
  v  1:  issue  or  demand  by  decree 
  2:  decide  with  authority  [syn:  {rule}] 




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