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

  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

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rude, impolite, or socially unacceptable

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