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Pronunciation: /dɪˈkriː/

Translation of decree in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (command) decreto (masculine) by royal decree por real decreto to issue a decree promulgar* un decreto
    Example sentences
    • However, the announcement must be followed by the promulgation of a presidential decree before it becomes official policy.
    • Soldiers on the distant outposts of empire quickly learned that official decrees and restraining orders took months to arrive and counted for little ‘on the ground’.
    • While a custody decree is an injunctive order, the courts too often fail to apply the principles that are applicable to all other injunctions.
    1.2 [Law/Derecho] decree nisi/absolute sentencia (feminine) provisional/definitiva ([ en un juicio de divorcio ])
    Example sentences
    • The applicant wishes to obtain a decree of judicial separation.
    • First of all, when granting a divorce decree, all the judges must instruct parents to be meaningfully involved with child care.
    • In July 2000, the wife issued proceedings in the Irish High Court claiming a decree of judicial separation and other orders.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (announce, command) [ban/amnesty] decretar fate decreed that you and I should meet el destino quiso que nos conociéramos, estaba escrito que teníamos que conocernos 1.2 (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [Law/Derecho] decretar

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