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DECREE, n. [L. To judge; to divide.]

1. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause; as a decree of the court of chancery. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree; that of a court of law, a judgment.

2. In the civil law, a determination or judgment of the emperor on a suit between parties.

3. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.

4. In general, an order, edict or law made by a superior as a rule to govern inferiors.

There went a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Luke ii.

5. Established law, or rule.

He made a decree for the rain. Job xxviii.

6. In theology, predetermined purpose of God; the purpose or determination of an immutable Being, whose plan of operations is, like himself, unchangeable.

DECREE, v.t.

1. To determine judicially; to resolve by sentence; as, the court decreed that the property should be restored; or they decreed a restoration of the property.

2. To determine or resolve legislatively; to fix or appoint; to set or constitute by edict or in purpose.

Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established. Job xxii.

Let us not be solicitous to know what God has decreed concerning us.



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DECREE, n. [L. To judge; to divide.]

1. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause; as a decree of the court of chancery. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree; that of a court of law, a judgment.

2. In the civil law, a determination or judgment of the emperor on a suit between parties.

3. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.

4. In general, an order, edict or law made by a superior as a rule to govern inferiors.

There went a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Luke ii.

5. Established law, or rule.

He made a decree for the rain. Job xxviii.

6. In theology, predetermined purpose of God; the purpose or determination of an immutable Being, whose plan of operations is, like himself, unchangeable.

DECREE, v.t.

1. To determine judicially; to resolve by sentence; as, the court decreed that the property should be restored; or they decreed a restoration of the property.

2. To determine or resolve legislatively; to fix or appoint; to set or constitute by edict or in purpose.

Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established. Job xxii.

Let us not be solicitous to know what God has decreed concerning us.

DE-CREE', n. [L. decretum, from decerno, to judge; de and cerno, to judge, to divide; Fr. decret; It. and Sp. decreto.]

  1. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause; as, a decree of the court of chancery. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree; that of a court of law, a judgment.
  2. In the civil law, a determination or judgment of the emperor on a suit between parties. – Encyc.
  3. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils. – Encyc.
  4. In general, an order, edict or law made by a superior as a rule to govern inferiors. There went a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. – Luke ii.
  5. Established law, or rule. He made a decree for the rain. – Job xxviii.
  6. In theology, predetermined purpose of God; the purpose or determination of an immutable Being, whose plan of operations is, like himself, unchangeable.

DE-CREE', v.t.

  1. To determine judicially; to resolve by sentence; as, the court decreed that the property should be restored; or they decreed a restoration of the property.
  2. To determine or resolve legislatively; to fix or appoint; to set or constitute by edict or in purpose. Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established. – Job xxii. Let us not be solicitous to know what God has decreed concerning us. – Anon.

De*cree"
  1. An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru(?)(?) decision.

    "The decrees of Venice." Sh(?)(?)(?).

    There went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. Luke ii. 1.

    Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree? Shak.

  2. To determine judicially by authority, or by decree] to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.

    Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee. Job xxii. 28.

  3. To make decrees; - - used absolutely.

    Father eternal! thine is to decree;
    Mine, both in heaven and earth to do thy will.
    Milton.

  4. A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.

    (b)
  5. To ordain by fate.
  6. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.

    Syn. -- Law; regulation; edict; ordinance. See Law.

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Decree

DECREE, noun [Latin To judge; to divide.]

1. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause; as a decree of the court of chancery. The decision of a court of equity is called a decree; that of a court of law, a judgment.

2. In the civil law, a determination or judgment of the emperor on a suit between parties.

3. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.

4. In general, an order, edict or law made by a superior as a rule to govern inferiors.

There went a decree from Cesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Luke 2:1.

5. Established law, or rule.

He made a decree for the rain. Job 28:26.

6. In theology, predetermined purpose of God; the purpose or determination of an immutable Being, whose plan of operations is, like himself, unchangeable.

DECREE, verb transitive

1. To determine judicially; to resolve by sentence; as, the court decreed that the property should be restored; or they decreed a restoration of the property.

2. To determine or resolve legislatively; to fix or appoint; to set or constitute by edict or in purpose.

Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established. Job 22:28.

Let us not be solicitous to know what God has decreed concerning us.

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