Definitions English

  • An authoritative order having the force of law.
  • Law The judgment of a court of equity, admiralty, probate, or divorce.
  • Roman Catholic Church A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecumenical council.
  • Roman Catholic Church An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
  • To ordain, establish, or decide by decree. See Synonyms at dictate.
  • To issue a decree.