Definition Of decreeing


order (something) by decree.

the government decreed a ban on any contact with the guerrillas

Example Of decreeing

  • A six year tax exemption was decreed to peasants who occupied and worked farms abandoned in the Thirty Years War.

  • As a result governments long ago decreed fluid milk sold to the public must be pasteurised.

  • At the same time an amnesty was decreed for all those who had fought for freedom under the Ancien Régime.

  • Authorities decreed a 90-day period before foot and mouth restrictions could be lifted.

  • But the executive has decided otherwise, and has decreed that smoking should be banned in all public places.

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