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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decree

    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.

    Synonyms:
    canon, code, command, commandment, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, law, legislation, mandate, order, ordinance, polity, principle, regulation, rule, statute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 8 votes

  1. decree

    Synonyms:
    decision, determination, mandate, law, edict, manifesto, rule, verdict, order, judgment, ordinance, proclamation

    Antonyms:
    cue, hint, suggestion, intimation, request

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. decree, edict, fiat, order, rescriptverb

    a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

    "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"

    Synonyms:
    society, social club, rewrite, order of magnitude, revision, revise, rescript, edict, gild, club, parliamentary law, ordination, ordering, purchase order, parliamentary procedure, fiat, guild, rules of order, orderliness, order, lodge, monastic order, revisal

  2. decreeverb

    issue a decree

    "The King only can decree"

    Synonyms:
    rule

  3. rule, decreeverb

    decide with authority

    "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

    Synonyms:
    find, predominate, harness, dominate, rule, prevail, govern, reign, rein

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 2 votes

  1. decree

    Synonyms:
    v. n. ordain, appoint, determine

  2. decreeverb

    Synonyms:
    order, ordain, appoint, enjoin, command

  3. decreenoun

    Synonyms:
    edict, enactment, regulation, law, order, mandate, fiat, ordinance, statute

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. decreenoun

    Synonyms:
    edict, fiat, mandate, decretal, rescript

  2. decreeverb

    Synonyms:
    enact, ordain, enjoin

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How to use decree in a sentence?

  1. Teva Pharmaceuticals:

    We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the government. In relation to the consent decree, Teva believes it is the right path for our company, for the industry and for the patients we serve.

  2. Laura Pilz:

    Many people get divorced and then they deal with the consequences, the people who do this most successfully think about their finances before they sign the divorce decree.

  3. A Bartlett Giamatti:

    There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.

  4. David Vladeck:

    I don't think there's any doubt that Facebook violated the consent decree. I think the question is, you know, how many violations there are, i think there may be fresh violations.

  5. David Boies:

    The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the Government from imposing religious-based restrictions on the personal decisions of individual citizens, here, the State attempts to use religious criteria to decree to which secondary school parents may send their children simply because the parents receive generally available tuition assistance. This law strikes at the heart of, and is clearly prohibited by, the Free Exercise Clause.


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