Associations to the word «Decree»


DECREE, noun. An edict or law.
DECREE, noun. (legal) The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.
DECREE, noun. (legal) The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty or court of probate.
DECREE, verb. To command by a decree.
DECREE ABSOLUTE, noun. (legal) the official decree marking the legal end of a marriage, allowing the two people to remarry; it follows the decree nisi after six weeks (in Britain)
DECREE ARBITRAL, noun. (Scotland) (legal) An award made by an arbiter
DECREE NISI, noun. (legal) a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; it becomes absolute at some later date unless cause is shown why it should not

Dictionary definition

DECREE, noun. A legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there".
DECREE, verb. Issue a decree; "The King only can decree".
DECREE, verb. Decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley