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decree

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
  • the boss doesn't give out many decrees, but he does expect those that are issued to be fully obeyed

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2 an order publicly issued by an authority
  • a decree issued by the state's supreme court to the legislature

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decree

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of decree (Entry 2 of 2)

to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
  • the new supervisor decreed that thenceforth coffee breaks would have a 15-minute limit

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The first known use of decree was in the 14th century

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“Decree.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/decree. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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