de·​cree-law di-ˈkrē-ˌlȯ How to pronounce decree-law (audio)
: a decree of a ruler or ministry having the force of a law enacted by the legislature

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decree-law was in 1926

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“Decree-law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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