verb (used with or without object), de·creed, de·cree·ing.
Origin of decree
Examples from the Web for decreed
Atalanta is a young princess, and her father has decreed she must marry whichever man wins a footrace.
There would not be female priests, he decreed: “That door is closed.”
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.
Restive al Anbar province, the decreed center of a new al Qaeda state, was lost.
Is it not a flame, decreed to take what is its own without waiting?The Created Legend|Feodor Sologub
But it was decreed that he should not bring his booty to port.The Hansa Towns|Helen Zimmern
But it was decreed that the spirit of error and vertigo should ruin us and save the allies.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
But it was his son who first decreed in 1868 that no Siamese could be born a slave.
I hoped thy eyes had been spared this sight—but the cold tyrants have decreed it thus.