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A decree has the power to enforce law or policy, similar to legislation. SlideThe king's decree became the new law of the land.
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Official PronouncementPlay
Decrees are formal and authoritative, not casual suggestions. SlideThe mayor's decree on curfew hours had to be followed.
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Historical UsagePlay
Decrees are often associated with monarchies and historical rulings. SlideThe ancient decree was discovered in the palace archives.