n.1.An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru decision.
There went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
- Luke ii. 1.
Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree?
- Shak.
2.(Law) A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
3.(Eccl.) An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
v. t.1.To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.
[imp. & p. p. Decreed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Decreeing.]
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.
- Job xxii. 28.
2.To ordain by fate.
v. i.1.To make decrees; - used absolutely.
Noun1.decree - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
Synonyms: fiat, edict, rescript, order
Verb1.decree - issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
2.decree - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"
Synonyms: rule

DECREE, practice. The judgment or sentence of a court of equity.
     2. It is either interlocutory or final. The former is given on some plea or issue arising in the cause, which does not decide the main question; the latter settles the matter in dispute, and a final decree has the same effect as a judgment at law. 2 Madd. Ch. 462; 1 Chan. Cas. 27; 2 Vern. 89; 4 Bro. P. C. 287.; Vide 7r-Vin[?]. Ab. 394; 7 Com. Dig. 445; 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 223 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

DECREE, legislation. In some countries as in France, some acts of the legislature, or of the sovereign, which have the force of law, are called decrees; as, the Berlin and Milan decrees.

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