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1‘an emergency presidential decree’
order, edict, command, commandment, mandate, proclamation, dictum, fiat, promulgation, precept
law, statute, act, bill, ordinance, regulation, rule, injunction, enactment, manifesto
rare firman, decretal, irade, rescript
2‘the council succeeded in obtaining a court decree against him’
judgement, verdict, adjudication, ruling, rule, resolution, arbitration, decision, conclusion
1‘the government decreed that a new national stadium should be built’
order, command, rule, dictate, lay down, prescribe, pronounce, proclaim, ordain
enact, adjudge, enjoin, direct, decide, determine
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