Variant of decree
- an official order, edict, or decision, as of a church, government, court, etc.
- something that is or seems to be foreordained
Origin: Middle English decre ; from Old French decret ; from Classical Latin decretum, neuter of decretus, past participle of decernere, to decree ; from de-, from plush cernere, to sift, judge: see certain
to issue a decree; ordain