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Another word for decree

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Noun
  1. A principle governing affairs within or among political units

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
      2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
      3. A governmental order having the force of law.
      1. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
      2. Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction:
      3. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
      1. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
      2. A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
      1. An authoritative command or order.
      2. A custom or practice established by long usage.
      3. A Christian rite, especially the Eucharist.
      1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
      2. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system:
      3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
      1. To establish, organize, or introduce:
      2. To initiate; begin:
      3. To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
      1. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
      2. A formal pronouncement or command.
      1. An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
      2. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
      3. An established principle:
    See also:

    law

  2. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court

    See also:

    law

Verb
  1. To set forth expressly and authoritatively

  2. To make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law

      1. A person appointed to rule on plays, especially in baseball.
      2. A person appointed to settle a dispute that mediators have been unable to resolve; an arbitrator.
      3. To act as referee for; rule or judge.
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. One to whom something is referred, especially for settlement, decision, or an opinion as to the thing's quality.
      2. An official supervising the play; an umpire.
      3. A person appointed by a court to assist a judge in the trying of a case or to hear certain types of cases.
      1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
      2. To hear and decide on in a court of law:
      3. To pass sentence on; condemn.
      1. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation:
      2. To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control:
      3. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
      1. To reach a conclusion or form a judgment or opinion about (something) by reasoning or consideration:
      2. To cause to make or reach a decision:
      3. To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about:
      1. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
      2. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
      3. To serve as an arbitrator or arbiter.
      1. To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
      2. To study and settle (a dispute or conflict):
      3. To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
      1. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
      2. To order judicially; rule.
      3. To award (damages, for example) by law.

Another word for decree

Noun
Verb
      1. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
      2. To authorize as a rabbi.
      3. To order or decree by virtue of superior authority:
      1. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
      2. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner:
      3. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols.
      1. To make known publicly.
      2. To proclaim the presence or arrival of:
      3. To provide an indication of beforehand; foretell:
      1. To announce officially and publicly; declare:
      2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
      3. To indicate conspicuously; make plain: