royal decree

noun

: an order given by a king or queen
The soldiers read the people a royal decree.

Examples of royal decree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joy Behar, The View's resident queen of comedy, has issued a royal decree for Taylor Swift after her seemingly sour reaction to a joke host Jo Koy made about her during his opening monologue at last weekend's Golden Globes ceremony. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 11 Jan. 2024 Consider this our royal decree: Don't miss this chance to save big on the Superga Unisex 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 4 Sep. 2023 In an egregious violation of Britney Spears’s 2011 royal decree that her subjects keep on dancing ’til the world ends, Once Upon a One More Time will close on Broadway this September. Vulture, 21 Aug. 2023 Shortly after the service, by royal decree, the Royal Hashemite Court announced that Rajwa was officially a princess. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 1 June 2023 Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree in 2020 to abolish the death penalty for crimes people allegedly committed as minors. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 8 May 2023 Once the advantageous properties of their fleece were recognized, a royal decree forbid the transport of Escorial sheep out of Spain. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 26 Oct. 2022 And already royals experts are bracing for the backlash by royal decree. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 28 Oct. 2022 The three trials Peter must complete aren’t edicts from the movie’s eponymous magician, who barely factors into the narrative beyond conjuring the elephant out of thin air, but rather a royal decree from an eccentric king (Aasif Mandavi). Michael Nordine, Variety, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Royal decree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/royal%20decree. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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