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
Example sentences from the Web for decree
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.
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.
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.