decree decree  /dɪ ˈkri/


  1. (n) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
  2. (v) issue a decree
  3. (v) decide with authority



  1. His ticklish task has been to persuade the Cinematic Control Commission of the French Ministry of Public Instruction that it ought to modify a recent drastic decree.
  2. Every man must wear shoes, every woman, boy, girl!Such was the gist of a decree issued by Dictator President of Portugal General Antonio Oscar de Fragoso Carmonain the.
  3. The Vatican's Holy Office published a decree giving Catholics another set of instructions.


  1. ACLU challenges 'no-fly' list; Las Cruces man among 13 plaintiffs in case being heard in Oregon (update)

    SANTA FE — A Las Cruces man and 12 other people who say they were arbitrarily banned from air travel by a mysterious federal decree seemed to gain ground Friday in their lawsuit against the U.S. government.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  2. Concerns about consent decree, crime prevention districts

    Some people who pay special taxes to ensure they have extra police patrols are concerned that the NOPD consent decree could end up forcing them to pay more.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX 8 New Orleans

  3. Pandora Files Motion With ASCAP Over Publishing Royalty Rates

    In the latest chapter of Pandora 's quest for lower royalty rate payments, the popular streaming music service has filed a motion with ASCAP 's Rate Court, saying that publishers looking for their own agreements with Pandora are bound by ASCAP's consent decree and cannot withdraw from the organization in favor of cutting their own deals.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FMQB


  1. "Under the Decree, all the directors and at least 90 per cent of beneficial shareholders of any media organisation must be Fijian citizens permanently residing in Fiji," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said. "The residency requirement has been relaxed, and...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Source: Fiji Times

  2. "Led by the firm conviction in the innopcence of the Bulgarian citizens sentenced in Libya and fulfilling his constitutional rights, the President signed a decree for pardon and releases them of their sentences," Kalfin said.
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Ivailo Kalfin Source: Independent

  3. "If the work of the majority is not renewed on the basis of the constitution, I will sign the decree to dissolve parliament," Yushchenko told a conference of his party's delegates Saturday morning, prompting wild cheers and applause.
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: International Herald Tribune

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