decreed decreed  /dɪ ˈkrid/


  • (adj) fixed or established especially by order or command



  1. But she has brought the magazine's tone down from its Olympian heights, acknowledging that trends are as likely to start from the ground as be decreed from on high and .
  2. Only members of this class, the Chancellor decreed, may hereafter be called "peasants," which title shall become throughout the Fatherland a badge of honor.
  3. In a conciliatory gesture, chef Prosper Montagn decreed in 1929 that "God the father is the cassoulet of Castelnaudary, God the Son that of Carcassonne, and the Holy Spirit that .


  1. Kansas City court awards custody of Jovan Belcher’s daughter

    Jackson County Probate Commissioner Daniel Wheeler decreed Sophie Perkins as guardian of Zoey Belcher, six months after her father shot her mother to death, then committed suicide at the Chiefs’ headquarters at Arrowhead Stadium.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Kuwait court orders dissolution of parliament, new elections

    By Sylvia Westall and Mahmoud Harby KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's top court ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday and called for fresh elections, a ruling likely to herald fresh political volatility in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state. The Constitutional Court made its ruling after throwing out opposition challenges to changes to the electoral system decreed by the emir, hereditary ruler ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Kuwaiti Court Dissolves Assembly for Elections Under Amended Law

    Kuwait’s top court ordered the dissolution of parliament and the holding of elections under an amended voting law decreed by the emirate’s ruler and rejected by the opposition movement.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "Fate has decreed that Russian liberators often are not understood - and are cursed by their people. But I think that history, and mainly time, will put everything in its place," Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, said in comments to...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Boris Nemtsov Source: USA Today

  2. "I decreed the formation of the government, and I can sack it whenever I want to," Abbas said in the televised speech.
    on Dec 16, 2006 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: Bloomberg

  3. "A while ago I did not even intend to stand for president," Mr Medvedev told the annual gathering, known as the Valdai Club. "But fate decreed otherwise, and this is why I do not make plans too early and do not exclude anything."
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: National

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