What is another word for decrees?

Pronunciation: [dɪkɹˈiːz] (IPA)

Decrees are official orders, commands, or rulings issued by someone in authority. Synonyms for decrees include edicts, directives, mandates, orders, proclamations, rules, regulations, commands, instructions, and pronouncements. Edict emphasizes the authority of the issuer, while directive implies a specific course of action to be taken. Mandate emphasizes the requirement to comply with the order, while proclamation emphasizes the public announcement of the ruling. Rules and regulations imply a set standard to be followed, while commands and instructions imply a directive given to someone directly. Pronouncement emphasizes the official and often public declaration of the ruling. All of these synonyms emphasize the authoritative nature of decrees.

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Usage examples for Decrees

By these decrees the Jesuit establishments were to be closed and the members dispersed within three months.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
It decrees that when the hour comes they shall "swarm."
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
But experience shows that in matters of this kind the State-and especially the democratic State-is a very limited agent, and cannot successfully enforce its decrees upon unwilling trades.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Decrees

  • Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
    Simone de Beauvoir
  • Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary, passionate indifference is necessary in order for you not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.
    Karel Capek
  • It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may not paralyze tomorrow.
    Felix Frankfurter
  • I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed some power from the President and made him sign a number of decrees and give me enough power to create a system capable of handling crisis situations.
    Aleksandr Lebed
  • Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
    Virgil

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