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  • n. Plural form of decree.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of decree.


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  • King Charles V of Spain decrees the founding of three Royal Mints in the New World, including one in New Spain.

    Mexico this month - May

  • One of the main reasons for having judges issue opinions instead of decrees is to bolster the legitimacy of their holdings.

    Is That Legal?: Judge Taylor is such a bad writer, don't you think?

  • A refusal on my part would have caused my separation from Their Majesties, to whom I had consecrated my existence; my signature at the foot of certain decrees had no other meaning than to admit that those documents had been read to me.

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • Republic open to the enemy – Generals at the foot of the Pyrenées, forming staffs for armies which existed only in decrees, and leaving the frontier places unprovided with every thing necessary for their defence.

    News Report

  • We could now talk about a peaceful and agreed upon resolution at the cost of so many deaths (especially when the Minister of Interior has stated that (indigenous protest leader) Pizango and others should be arrested and brought to the authorities - 16: 30 RPP) Unfortunately, the hunt will begin to find those “political” and “ideological” individuals responsible for the massacre; what position will the parliament take on the decrees is still unclear (surely they are thinking more about ministerial censure, than anything else), the only thing clear is that main issue that could have been discussed “the model for Amazon development” only God knows when it can return to public debate.

    Global Voices in English » Peru: Responsibility for the Casualties in Amazon Conflict

  • 24, 1577 King Philip II of Spain decrees that horses may not be used in New Spain for pulling carriages, since they are more valuable for defending the territory.

    Mexico this month - November

  • So when Aslan comes back, the White Witch’s little tinpot dictatorship of arbitrary decrees is pretty much bound to fall.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • "Madame," replied he, "I call the decrees disastrous when I think of their result.

    Gerfaut — Complete

  • I have more understanding than all who teach me, for your decrees are my meditation.


  • Here Berkeley ties the actual existence of created physical beings to God's decrees, that is, to his will.

    George Berkeley


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