decree: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-krē'), [key]
— n., v., -creed, -cree•ing.
- a formal and authoritative order, esp. one having the force of law: a presidential decree.
- a judicial decision or order.
- one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained.
- to command, ordain, or decide by decree.
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