Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

by decree

Definition of by decree

  1. :  because of an official order <He took his position by decree of the national government.>



Word by Word Definitions

decreeplay
  1. :  an order usually having the force of law

    :  a religious ordinance enacted by council or titular head

    :  a foreordaining will

  1. :  to command or enjoin by or as if by decree

    :  to determine or order judicially

    :  ordain


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up by decree? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!