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decree

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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decreede‧cree1 /dɪˈkriː/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingan official order or decision, especially one made by the ruler of a country 🔊 The Emperor issued the decree repealing martial law.2 SCTa judgment in a court of law
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decreeIn December 1936 a decree was issued which made all volunteer forces subject to military jurisdiction.In 1637 the Emperor issued a decree ordering all foreigners to leave the country.The king dissolved parliament and ruled by decree.Microsoft has vigorously asserted that its marketing practices do not violate the 1995 consent decree.The consent decree was carefully negotiated to allow that to continue, he said.a court decreeA January Party report in Roslavl' noted with glee that the local clergy were divided, even before the February decree.During the following twelve months the sultan issued a series of decrees which gave formal recognition to the MiloÜ-Marasli agreement.Under a presidential decree of Aug. 6, oil and gas export prices were deregulated soas to bring them into line with world prices.The majority in favour meant that the changes would become law once published by presidential decree in the official gazette.
decreedecree2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingto make an official judgment or give an official orderdecree (that) 🔊 The King decreed that there should be an end to the fighting.→ See Verb table
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decreeK-For is holding the line, sensibly reinforcing an ethnic divide that geography has decreed.The government decreed a ban on all contact with the guerrillas by local and provincial government officials.A 50 percent wage rise was also decreed for most civil servants.In 1929 Parliament decreed that all women should have the right to vote.Sartre decrees that Gustave was never homosexual; merely passive and feminine in his psychology.When he struck out, he vengefully decreed that nobody would ever believe her predictions.Officials decreed that the ball never breached the goal line.Neither Patrick nor John had brought dinner jackets so Sir Bryan decreed that the men would wear lounge suits.Sukarno decreed that the total would be increased from 200 to 514.From now on, he decreed, we, her family, would cook and feed her every meal.decree (that)If the person is considered to have been of outstanding importance to the nation then days of mourning might be decreed.Like school team selection time, there are winners and losers by decree.In attempting to implement the new policy via decree, Gordon had encountered strong patient resistance.Anselm was made to appear to have been too rigid in his interpretation of the decree of 1099.The revision bill would nullify the 1982 court decree that governs the Bell System breakup.From now on, he decreed, we, her family, would cook and feed her every meal.In 1989 more than 25,000 divorce decrees were made because of the husband's adultery, 18,000 because of the wife's.His papal decrees were the foundation of canon law until their update in 1917.
From Longman Business Dictionarydecreede‧cree /dɪˈkriː/ noun [countable]LAW1a judgement made in a court of law after a CIVIL actionThe council had already been successful in obtaining a court decree against the former MP. consent decree2in certain forms of government, an order from a president, minister etc that has the force of a lawThe president issued a decree on January 26, ordering the re-registration of all political parties.
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Verb table
decree
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydecree
he, she, itdecrees
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydecreed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave decreed
he, she, ithas decreed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad decreed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill decree
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have decreed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam decreeing
he, she, itis decreeing
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you, we, theyare decreeing
Past
I, he, she, itwas decreeing
you, we, theywere decreeing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been decreeing
he, she, ithas been decreeing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been decreeing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be decreeing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been decreeing
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