"decree" in the noun sense
1. decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge
"a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
"decree" in the verb sense
issue a decree
"The King only can decree"
2. rule, decree
decide with authority
"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
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