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de·cree

decree

 
 
pronunciation:
dih kri
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an official order or decision by a ruler or government.
The king's decree ordered all young men into the army.
similar words:
command, dictate, judgment, mandate, order, proclamation, ruling
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: decrees, decreeing, decreed
definition: to order or decide officially.
The government decreed a national holiday.
synonyms:
ordain
similar words:
dictate, order, proclaim
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  government, monarchy