2 The laws of thought, the truths of number, are the decrees of God.
The decrees against the emigrants and the non-juring clergy still remained under the veto of the king.
In 1551 the tsar submitted to a synod of prelates a hundred questions as to the best mode of remedying existing evils, for which reason the decrees of this synod are generally called stoglav or centuria.
The resolutions of the Lambeth Conferences have never been regarded as synodical decrees, but their weight has increased with each conference.
In default of legislation the necessary measures are taken by decree of the head of the state; these decrees having the force of law.