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.

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