Translation of decree in Spanish:


decreto, n.

Pronunciation /dəˈkri/ /dɪˈkriː/


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    decreto masculine
    by royal decree por real decreto
    • to issue a decree promulgar un decreto
    • However, the announcement must be followed by the promulgation of a presidential decree before it becomes official policy.
    • Soldiers on the distant outposts of empire quickly learned that official decrees and restraining orders took months to arrive and counted for little ‘on the ground’.
    • While a custody decree is an injunctive order, the courts too often fail to apply the principles that are applicable to all other injunctions.
    • Court orders and consent decrees are exempted; but voluntary actions by the school district are not.
    • Latin was reserved for official decrees or used by the elite.
    • Under the decree, every official who usually travels by car must switch to traveling by motorbike on Fridays.
    • The government, made up of 16 ministers and seven secretaries of state was officially announced overnight in a presidential decree.
    • The ombudsman commission was established under a presidential decree in 2000 in a bid to help promote good governance.
    • These decrees forced companies to rehire or retire all those workers who had been sacked as a result of strikes or industrial action in the railway industry.
    • But despite official denials, the decree is sweeping in its scope.
    • However, opposition groups outside the country claim that forced labor continues in the country despite the official decree.
    • The protests come on the heals of a strike by interstate bus drivers last Wednesday over a government decree ordering them to give receipts.
    • Under the decree, local officials have the power to place people under house arrest and demand that weapons be handed over.
    • In early 1922 a decree ordered local soviets to organize the removal of all precious church items.
    • He's the president who governed with the most number of presidential decrees.
    • Meanwhile, the government will soon raise the luxury tax on automobiles following the issuance of a presidential decree signed on Oct.25.
    • He said that the bourse had received the green light to trade the gold but it still needed a presidential decree to begin the trading.
    • Teotihuacan is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is protected by a presidential decree.
    • Next Thursday, he will sign a presidential decree on the Anticorruption Action Plan.
    • A presidential decree on the composition of each partner's stake has yet to be issued.
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    decree nisi/absolute sentencia provisional/definitiva
    • The applicant wishes to obtain a decree of judicial separation.
    • First of all, when granting a divorce decree, all the judges must instruct parents to be meaningfully involved with child care.
    • In July 2000, the wife issued proceedings in the Irish High Court claiming a decree of judicial separation and other orders.
    • The Public Prosecutor appealed, but by a decree of 21 October 1994 the Court of Appeal rejected the appeal and found the defendant not guilty.
    • I note that the Husband did not make any allegation of non-consummation in his cross petition nor did he seek a decree of nullity.
    • The wife opposed the divorce on religious grounds and sought a decree of judicial separation instead.
    • But in this case, the question was instead one of interpreting the consent decree, much as the court would interpret a contract between two parties.
    • The Court of Appeal's answer was affirmative: it was enough that, at the time of the pronouncement of the decree, the marriage would have been said to have a valid existence.
    • In March 1999, the High Court refused a decree of nullity to a man whose wife had an affair with her employer shortly after the marriage.
    • Thus, the Court of Appeals sent the consent decree back to the District Court but to a different judge.
    • Once the divorce decree is entered, unless we can change the law, Texas takes the attitude that you're barred.
    • North Carolina refused to recognize the Nevada divorce decrees.
    • Judge Jackson was appointed to sign the consent decree, which he did in August 1995.
    • As a result, the wife applied for and was granted a decree of nullity.
    • A dependent adult supplement is no longer available on obtaining a decree of divorce.
    • A decree of nullity has wide implications for the couple and their children.
    • In 1981, eight nullity decrees were granted.
    • The applicant wishes to obtain a decree of judicial separation.
    • The easiest way to change your name back is through your divorce decree.
    • One requires that a couple live for one year pursuant to a decree of separation.

transitive verb

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    (announce, command)
    (ban/amnesty) decretar
    fate decreed that you and I should meet el destino quiso que nos conociéramos
    • But the executive has decided otherwise, and has decreed that smoking should be banned in all public places.
    • Within a few hours he had issued Directive No. 25, decreeing Yugoslavia's obliteration and assigning secondary roles in its conquest to Italy and Hungary.
    • California passed a law 20 years ago decreeing a proportion of cars would have to be electric powered.
    • The General was sentenced to 46 years in prison, the longest sentence decreed by the court.
    • Finally, it is also decreed that the crimes of rape and attempted rape will be severely punished.
    • The new Nazi government decreed a forced sale, for a pittance, of the main Alt Aussee house.
    • Trouble brewed unexpectedly when Lieutenant-Governor William Hobson decided to investigate the legal ramifications of such a major grab, decreeing any land sales made after 30th January 1840 to be null and void.
    • A six year tax exemption was decreed to peasants who occupied and worked farms abandoned in the Thirty Years War.
    • They didn't manage it and the courts have decreed the Korean chaps forfeit the money.
    • In a move to whip up popular support, he decreed the Union to be abolished.
    • The government has decreed a sharp rise in taxation for the multinational oil companies.
    • As a result governments long ago decreed fluid milk sold to the public must be pasteurised.
    • At the same time an amnesty was decreed for all those who had fought for freedom under the Ancien Régime.
    • Authorities decreed a 90-day period before foot and mouth restrictions could be lifted.
    • The more contentious of the two is the Women's Reservation Bill, which decrees a one-third reservation of parliamentary seats for women.
    • For 91 years, Nebraska state law decreed that black-tailed prairie dogs be eradicated annually.
    • The government decreed that cases of political violence would be tried henceforth by military courts.
    • The government has decreed that importing second-hand cars would damage the local market.
    • The Colonial government decreed that such people not be permitted to leave the province.
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