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decree

noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈkriː/ formal us  
an official statement that something must happen: The decree stopped short of a full declaration of independence. More than 200 people were freed by military decree.

decree

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈkriː/ us  
to officially decide or order that something must happen: They decreed an end to discrimination on grounds of age. [+ that] After the earthquake, the government decreed that all new buildings must be built according to the new standards.
Translations of “decree”
in Spanish decreto, sentencia…
in French décret, arrêté, arrêt…
in German der Erlaß, der Entscheid…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法令,政令, 命令…
in Russian указ…
in Turkish kararname, emir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法令,政令, 命令…
in Polish dekret, rozporządzenie…
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