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Another word for the court’s final decision on a case.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
decree (noun)
1.
an order usually having the force of law
2.
a) a religious ordinance enacted by council or titular head
b) a foreordaining will
3.
a) a judicial decision of the Roman emperor
b) a judicial decision especially in an equity or probate court
decree (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to command or enjoin by or as if by decree - decree an amnesty
2.
intransitive verb
to determine or order judicially - decree a punishment - ordain
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
decree (noun)
1.
a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
SYNONYMS:
behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, word
RELATED WORDS:
demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statute
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion
decree (noun)
2.
an order publicly issued by an authority
SYNONYMS:
bull, decree, diktat, directive, fiat, rescript, ruling, ukase
RELATED WORDS:
call, conclusion, decision, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment ( judgement), opinion, resolution, verdict; announcement, declaration, dictum, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement; canon, encyclical
decree (verb)
to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
SYNONYMS:
call, decree, dictate, direct, mandate, ordain, order
RELATED WORDS:
ask, petition, request; demand, require
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cancel, countermand, rescind
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