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Definitions of decree

  1.   decide with authority
  2.   To make a law, decision, etc.
  3.   Judicial determination of a case; an order or law made by a superior authority for the direction of others; established law or rule; the predetermined purpose of God according to which all things happen.
  4.   To determine by a law, decision, etc.; ordain; assign.
  5.   A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
  6.   To ordain by fate.
  7.   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"
  8.   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.
  9.   An ordinance, law, or edict; a judicial decision; the award of an umpire or arbitrator.
  10.   To determine judicially; to fix or appoint; to constitute by edict.
  11.   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.
  12.   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.
  13.   issue a decree; " The King only can decree"
  14.   To decide; ordain.
  15.   A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
  16.   An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
  17.   To order, ordain, or appoint by law or by edict; issue a decree.
  18.   An order; edict.
  19.   issue or demand by decree
  20.   decide with authority; " The King decreed that all first- born males should be killed"
  21.   To make decrees; - used absolutely.
  22.   A law; edict.
  23.   To determine judicially; to fix or appoint.
  24.   To make an edict; to resolve or determine.

Quotes of decree

  1. In the exercise of God's efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature. – William Ames
  2. Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate. – Olympia Brown
  3. The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system. – John Bates Clark
  4. If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle -East involving a U. S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country. – Daniel Ellsberg
  5. There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind. – A. Bartlett Giamatti
  6. They say I am a regulator and I think it is just an effort not to comply with the decree I do not do anything except what the decree requires me to do. – Harold H. Greene
  7. The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me. – Alfred Edward Housman
  8. Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  9. We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished. – Joshua A. Norton
  10. The Diet was dissolved by a Reich Government decree – Fritz Sauckel
  11. I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination- the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life. – Charles Spurgeon

Usage examples for decree

  1. She was his- his by the intervention and by the decree of Providence! ” – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. From Lecorbeau's cottage the news of Le Loutre's decree spread like wildfire through the settlement. ” – The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage by Charles G. D. Roberts
  3. The exemption herein provided for in a city or town shall not extend to more improvements or buildings than the residence and business house of the owner; and no judgment or decree or execution shall be a lien upon exempted property except as provided in this article. ” – How to Collect a Doctor Bill by Frank P. Davis
  4. Perhaps it will be in vain, and our decree of no avail: at any rate we have still time for a fine experiment. ” – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche
  5. That this decree was accepted without protest, nay appears to have caused no particular excitement, shows plainly the change that had come over the spirit of the Norsemen. ” – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  6. She looked like a woman waiting for the decree of doom. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  7. The governor of the colony, Blanchelande, promised that when the decree should reach him officially, he would neglect it, and all applications from any quarter to have it enforced. ” – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  8. Nature has bestowed upon them a certain rank, and limited the extent of their capacity by an impassable decree – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  9. But, though I bow to your decree may I remind I you what it was that I always believed our final adventure would be? ” – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  10. Any one of the boy slaves would willingly have taken his place, and allowed their old comrade to rest for the night; but Bill had been selected by the old sheik, and from his decree there was no appeal. ” – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  11. But if you say divorce, I'll fetch her at once, and marry her as soon as you've got your decree – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  12. The blood of the Prophet makes him noble, and fit for heaven at any time Rubbee may decree his death. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  13. She shuddered at such a decree – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  14. About B. C. 170, he issued a decree that all persons in his dominion must offer sacrifices to Zeus. ” – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
  15. “ I shall accept their decision as the decree of heaven. ” – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  16. An hour afterward the king wrote his letters, and Hardenberg drew up the decree removing York from the command of the army. ” – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  17. But is it not clear as day that the author of a decree is the author of the thing decreed? ” – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  18. Even before the decree patriotic feeling had, in East Prussia, established here and there similar rules. ” – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  19. When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder; then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. ” – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  20. Also your tale of the decree of the heavens and of that vision which led you to the precipice to save us is false. ” – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard

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