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See definition of decrees on Dictionary.com
  • nounmandate, legal order
  • verborder rule or action

synonyms for decrees

  • act
  • announcement
  • directive
  • edict
  • injunction
  • instruction
  • judgment
  • law
  • order
  • proclamation
  • regulation
  • rule
  • ruling
  • statute
  • behest
  • bidding
  • charge
  • charging
  • command
  • commandment
  • declaration
  • dictum
  • direction
  • enactment
  • ordinance
  • precept
  • prescript
  • promulgation
  • pronouncement
  • rap
  • say
  • ukase
  • decretum
  • the riot act
  • the word
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antonyms for decrees

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  • answer
  • disorganization
  • lawlessness
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How to use decrees in a sentence

But when frightened he could be cruelty itself, as is shown in his terrible decrees against the Spanish guerillas.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Upon these do we place ourselves, as immovably fixed as the decrees of the living God.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
The decrees of his providence affect his intelligent and moral creatures not less than those that know not to resolve.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Meantime, news of these transactions arrived at Rio, as well as notice of the decrees of the Cortes at Lisbon.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
From this time Christianity was exposed to outbursts of heathen rage, and express decrees were published against it.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Let us humble ourselves to the decrees of that Providence which has permitted so astonishing an oblivion.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
With him prayer was a thing of absolute necessity, and resignation to the eternal decrees the primum mobile of all.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Resign yourselves to the order of destiny, which decrees that you, like all other beings, should not endure forever.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
They resented most of all one of his decrees which made it unlawful for persons not in his service to carry arms in time of peace.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
They issued their own decrees without his authority, and sometimes cancelled his orders without consulting him.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
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