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Definition of decree:

  1. A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
  2. A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
  3. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To make decrees; - used absolutely.
  7. To ordain by fate.


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