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Definition of Decree

Decree

  1. An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru// decision.
  2. A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
  3. A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
  4. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
  5. To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.
  6. To ordain by fate.
  7. To make decrees; -- used absolutely.

Decree Quotations

On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.
Yehuda Berg

I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.
Charles Spurgeon

Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate.
Olympia Brown

In 1948 the first severe crash occurred in my life when Stalin put out his decree on 'formalism.' There was a bulletin board in the Moscow Conservatory. They posted the decree, which said Shostakovich's compositions and Prokofiev's were no longer to be played.
Mstislav Rostropovich

Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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Decree Translations

decree in Dutch is verordenen, decreteren
decree in Italian is emanazione
decree in Latin is decretum, mandatum, consultum
decree in Norwegian is forordne
decree in Spanish is edicto