- n a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
- v issue a decree
The King only can decree
- v decide with authority
The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed
- 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.
- LATIN AMERICA Robust Decree President Calles signed last week a decree in 36 firm articles, implanted teeth of acute sharpness in the new body of Mexican.
- 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.
- Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Fiji Times
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...
- Ivailo Kalfin in Independent
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.
- Viktor Yushchenko in International Herald Tribune
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.