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English definition of “decree”

decree

verb [T]     /dɪˈkriː/
LAW to make a judgment in a court of law : The U.S. Supreme Court ruling decreed that apparel manufacturers - not the retailers themselves - could control the minimum sale price of products .
to officially state that something will happen : Several countries have lured back untaxed assets held abroad by decreeing an amnesty for tax evasion .
(Definition of decree verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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