1. In legal contexts, the word “decree” is used to connote a decision given by a court of equity.

2. In some forms of government, especially in a military government, "decree" may also mean a law made by the highest law-making body. The term for this concept may vary from country to country, for example, in the United States, decrees are called as "executive orders" made by the President of the United States.

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