|1.||[ noun ] (law,writing) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)|
|Synonyms:||fiat order rescript edict|
"a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
|Related terms:||act prohibition stay imperial_decree curfew decree_nisi programma consent_decree papal_bull legal_separation law rule|
|2.||[ verb ] issue a decree|
"The King only can decree"
|Related terms:||declare declare ordain ordain|
|3.||[ verb ] decide with authority|
"The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"
|Related terms:||decide overrule rule_out preclude|