Definitions of decree

  1. To make an edict; to resolve or determine.
  2. To order, ordain, or appoint by law or by edict; issue a decree.
  3. 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.
  4. To determine by a law, decision, etc.; ordain; assign.
  5. To make decrees; - used absolutely.
  6. To make a law, decision, etc.
  7. decide with authority
  8. To determine judicially; to fix or appoint; to constitute by edict.
  9. decide with authority; " The King decreed that all first- born males should be killed"
  10. issue a decree; " The King only can decree"
  11. A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
  12. A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
  13. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
  14. 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.
  15. An ordinance, law, or edict; a judicial decision; the award of an umpire or arbitrator.
  16. An order; edict.
  17. To decide; ordain.
  18. A law; edict.
  19. An order or law of an absolute sovereign; an edict or law made by a superior authority; in the Calvinistic system of theology, the pre- determined purpose of God; in Scot., a decision or final judgment of a court of law.