Definition Of decree
an official order issued by a legal authority.
However, the announcement must be followed by the promulgation of a presidential decree before it becomes official policy.
order (something) by decree.
the government decreed a ban on any contact with the guerrillas
Example Of decree
A decree of nullity has wide implications for the couple and their children.
A dependent adult supplement is no longer available on obtaining a decree of divorce.
A presidential decree on the composition of each partner's stake has yet to be issued.
As a remnant of royal decree , Orders In Council would thus be discarded.
As a result, the wife applied for and was granted a decree of nullity.