The definition of a decree is an official order or decision.(noun)
An example of decree is the New York legislative decision making same sex marriage legal in New York in June of 2011.
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Origin: ME decre < OFr decret < L decretum, neut. of decretus, pp. of decernere, to decree < de-, from + cernere, to sift, judge: see certain
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Origin: Middle English decre
Origin: , from Old French decret
Origin: , from Latin dēcrētum, principle, decision
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter past participle of dēcernere, to decide
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + cernere, to sift; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
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