Synonym: command, dictate, order, pronounce, rule. Similar words: decreed, decrepit, decrease, decry, in secret, ice-cream, secretary, recreation. Meaning: [dɪ'kriː] n. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge). v. 1. issue a decree 2. decide with authority.
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1. The Emperor issued the decree repealing martial law.
2. The decree stopped short of a full declaration of independence.
3. In July he issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups in the country to disband.
4. The Russian Federation has issued a decree abolishing special privileges for government officials.
5. They had to obey the decree that beards be shaved off.
6. Opponents denounced the decree as undemocratic and unconstitutional.
7. An official decree invalidated the vote in the capital.
8. More than 200 people were freed by military decree.
9. The president issued a decree prohibiting trade unions.
10. The decree imposed strict censorship of the media.
11. The king promulgate a decree.
12. This decree has the force of law behind it.
13. In an emergency decree,(sentencedict.com) the government banned all rallies.
14. The court granted her a decree of divorce.
15. The decree put the president in an uncomfortable position.
16. This decree obliges unions to delay strikes.
17. The final decree dissolved their marriage.
18. 10,000 demonstrators defied the decree and gathered in the square.
19. The government's decree allowed freedom of movement for all citizens.
20. The period between the decree nisi and the decree absolute was six weeks.
21. He announced that henceforth he would rule by decree .
22. The general will rule by decree until a general election.
23. Article 38 permits the government to rule by decree.Sentencedict.com
24. The decree was greeted by further demonstrations.
25. The king dissolved parliament and ruled by decree.
26. The government had the power to legislate by emergency decree independently of Parliament.
27. This last clause is a thinly-veiled threat to those who might choose to ignore the decree.
28. He backed a provision that would allow judges to delay granting a divorce decree in some cases.
29. The President has so far refused to countersign the Prime Minister's desperate decree.
30. In July 1959 he dissolved the Constitutional Assembly and reinstated the 1945 constitution by decree.
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