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English definition of “decree”

decree

noun [C]  /dɪˈkri/ us  
an order or statement of an official decision: He refused to carry out the board’s decree.
decree
verb [T]  /dɪˈkri/ us  
[+ that clause] The Olympic charter decrees that the Games be opened by a head of state.
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