Decree and Ordinance


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Decree noun – A statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned.
Usage example: the boss doesn't give out many decrees, but he does expect those that are issued to be fully obeyed

Ordinance is a synonym for decree in law topic. In some cases you can use "Ordinance" instead a noun "Decree", when it comes to topics like order, mandate, rule, enactment. popular alternative
Nearby Words: decreed, decreeing
Synonyms for Decree


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Ordinance noun – A rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislature.
Usage example: a local ordinance forbids all street parking during snowstorms

Decree is a synonym for ordinance in order topic. You can use "Decree" instead a noun "Ordinance", if it concerns topics such as rule, law, edict, enactment. popular alternative
Nearby Word: ordination
Synonyms for Ordinance

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allied allied decree allied ordinance
large large decree large ordinance
proposed proposed decree proposed ordinance
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