It decrees that we, the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve.
Why should she care for the decrees of a God who had abandoned her!
Hold your tongue, simpleton; it is not for you to control the decrees of the faculty.
Is the enterprise upon which we are embarked to be conducted as he decrees?
Such was the sense of the decrees; the words were such as may be guessed or left unguessed.
She shrugged her shoulders, in delicate deprecation of the decrees of Fate.
Who knows how the Grand Llama of Thibet decrees the destinies of millions!
But in spite of all her prudence we had no power to hinder the decrees of fate.
Do you believe in the writings of the fathers, and the decrees of the councils?
Might not the courts adjudge that the decrees had not been repealed pro forma?