by decree

Definition of by decree

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

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : an order usually having the force of law

  2. : a religious ordinance enacted by council or titular head

  3. : a foreordaining will

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

  2. : to determine or order judicially

  3. : ordain


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