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
How to use decree in a sentence
The source familiar with the investigation said it is significant the complaint was filed in San Francisco, and that Individual X signed a consent decree.Feds seize $1 billion in Bitcoin from mystery man ‘X’|Jeff|November 5, 2020|Fortune
A federal court decree maintains that the government can only detain migrant children without their parents for a period of up to 72 hours before passing them on to a network of shelters and foster care.
The 2-to-1 decision issued Thursday voided part of a consent decree approved after a citizen’s group had challenged the state’s counting timeline.
You might be unconvinced by her argument that a recent law giving Orbán the power to effectively rule by decree isn’t a power grab, but she’ll keep at it.Be Very Afraid: A Virtual House of Horrors|Tracy Moran|October 25, 2020|Ozy
Its primary tool—so-called consent decrees—don’t allow the agency to impose fines for a first offense and, when a company violates those decrees, the penalties haven’t been enough to change their behavior.Is it time for a new agency to oversee Big Tech? Many say yes|Jeff|October 23, 2020|Fortune
Atalanta is a young princess, and her father has decreed she must marry whichever man wins a footrace.‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Did Not Emasculate Men|Emily Shire|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There would not be female priests, he decreed: “That door is closed.”What About Women, Pope Francis?|Janine di Giovanni|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Harry, it has been decreed, will not be photographed near any alcohol.The Reinvention of Prince Harry: Why His U.S. Visit Is a Huge Success|Tom Sykes|May 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 1957 Nikita Khrushchev decreed that the Chechens could return to their ancestral homelands.How Chechnya Suffered Under Russian Rule|David Frum|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Restive al Anbar province, the decreed center of a new al Qaeda state, was lost.What If the Iraq War Never Happened?|Michael Ware|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The French convention decreed that no quarters be given to British and Hanoverian soldiers.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
After all, the penalties inflicted on the press, though not decreed by juries, were somewhat more severe than those of to-day.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
On one occasion they decreed that a certain man whom they considered in fault was to pay a fine.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
That set the son, who had hitherto been acting just as custom decreed, thinking about things in a new way.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
Why should he question the Sphinx of Fate, or quarrel with destinies the high gods had decreed?