[ dih-kree-law ]

  1. an executive decree made pursuant to a delegation from the legislature and having the full force of legislation.

Origin of decree-law

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby decree-law Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use decree-law in a sentence

  • She was an important figure in this world of hers; her word was authority, her decree law.

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