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Some of the 15 are seriously ill or elderly and six are women freed by presidential decree. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The resulting damage can take its toll decades after the decree absolute comes through. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The decree absolute from her marriage came through and she bought her own flat. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In about six weeks a full decree absolute will be granted. The Sun (2013)There is no law that decrees a hooker must throw in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It cannot be decreed by law. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They will be free to marry again in six weeks, after the decree absolute. The Sun (2008)They now have a six-week cooling off period before a decree absolute is granted. The Sun (2010)And the hurt doesn't stop with the decree absolute. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were saved in 2002 by a presidential decree and slowly restored by local craftsmen. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In theory, the implementation of laws and decrees gives the administration wide discretionary powers. The Government and Politics of France (1989)Media in Jakarta have reported an official decree that civil servants use local products. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet existing statute law decreed that such agreements were only one factor in the balance, she said. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A decree absolute is expected in six weeks. The Sun (2014)A full decree absolute will be granted in about six weeks. The Sun (2013)If either party is divorced, an original decree absolute or a certified copy of the final judgment is required. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. Christianity Today (2000)The king vetoed the decree. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)A decree absolute to end the couple's marriage has yet to be made. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The refugee had been placed in a particular area by official decree - now it was up to the officials to see to his needs. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)That court decree was known as the Osborne Judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The refuges were legalised in 2009 by a presidential decree as part of a Bill to outlaw violence against women. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After an epic legal battle the UK's top court decreed the lie was no reason not to stump up. The Sun (2016)
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British English: decree NOUN
A decree is an official order or decision, especially one made by the ruler of a country.
The government issued a new decree banning foreign takeovers in certain strategic sectors.
British English: decree VERB
If someone in authority decrees that something must happen, they decide or state this officially.
The Council has decreed that the election must be held by May.
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