Decreeing
Decree De*cree", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decreed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decreeing}.] 1. To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee. --Job xxii. 28. [1913 Webster]

2. To ordain by fate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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