verb (used with or without object), de·creed, de·cree·ing.
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Origin of decree
OTHER WORDS FROM decreepre·de·cree, verb (used with object), pre·de·creed, pre·de·cree·ing.un·de·creed, adjectivewell-de·creed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for decree
On March 11, the Zelensky government issued a decree appointing Bensh to the board of Naftogaz.
For another thing, Grandpre notes that the consent decree has made it harder for his organization and others to demand specific state-level reforms, such as increasing funding for witness protection in Baltimore.
Now, the veteran officer said, the continued decline in arrest rates and proactive-policing levels are driven more by uncertainty over what is allowed under the city’s new consent decree, even after multiple training sessions.
Among the elements of the city’s consent decree was a broadened definition of “use of force,” which required reporting even an arrestee’s complaint that handcuffs had caused physical pain.
What’s more, the Justice Department has imposed a decree on both agencies for decades that requires them to license songs to all comers.
Just two weeks later, the Sultan issued his decree that shariah, Islamic law, would be the new law of the land.
Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land.
A 2010 decree took it a step further: they will be stricken with a “crime against sacraments.”
And it is not for all of the time, all or nothing, as the Yahoo decree implied.
The tensions here arise from the notion that democracies decide to go to war as nations, not by dint of decree.
But their great age and the familiarity of their presence had softened the decree in its enforcement.On the Vice of Novel Reading.|Young E. Allison
The Senate, however, passed a decree that the army should name the new emperor.A Smaller History of Rome|William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The General Council can only meet by a decree of the supreme head of the state, who determines the length of the sitting.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2|Ferdinand Gregorovius
On the 18th of March 1758, a decree granted to the Hewelckes the privileges they had requested.
Its profits cannot be divided until the managing agents of the corporation so decree.