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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·cree /dɪˈkri/
 法令,判決,聖旨(vt.)頒布,判決(vi.)發布命令

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·cree n.
 1. An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru░░ decision. “The decrees of Venice.”
    There went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.   --Luke ii. 1.
    Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree?   --Shak.
 2. Law (a) A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty. (b) A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
 3. Eccl. An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
 Syn: -- Law; regulation; edict; ordinance. See Law.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·cree v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decreed p. pr. & vb. n. Decreeing.]
 1. To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.
    Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.   --Job xxii. 28.
 2. To ordain by fate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·cree, v. i. To make decrees; -- used absolutely.
 Father eternal! thine is to decree;
 Mine, both in heaven and earth to do thy will.   --Milton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 decree
      n : 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" [syn: edict, fiat, order, rescript]
      v 1: issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
      2: decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born
         males should be killed" [syn: rule]