- an edict, law, etc, made by someone in authority
- an order or judgment of a court made after hearing a suit, esp in matrimonial proceedings
- to order, adjudge, or ordain by decree
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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
de•cree /dɪˈkri/USA pronunciation n., v., -creed, -cree•ing.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
de•cree (di krē′),
n., v., -creed, -cree•ing.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
decree /dɪˈkriː/ n
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