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decree
American English: /dəˈkri/
British English: /dɪˈkriː/

Translation of decree in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (command) by royal decree 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)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

  • 1.1 (announce, command)
    (ban/amnesty)
    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) (Law)
    Example sentences
    • But the executive has decided otherwise, and has decreed that smoking should be banned in all public places.
    • Within a few hours he had issued Directive No. 25, decreeing Yugoslavia's obliteration and assigning secondary roles in its conquest to Italy and Hungary.
    • California passed a law 20 years ago decreeing a proportion of cars would have to be electric powered.

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