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Etymology of the English word decree

the English word decree
derived from the Old French word decre
derived from the Latin word decretum (decree, ordinance; legal decision; dogma, principle, doctrine)
derived from the Latin word decernere (decide, settle, determine)
derived from the Medieval Latin word cernere (sift, separate, distinguish)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *krei-
using the Late Latin prefix de-
derived from the Latin word de (away; down)

Date

The earliest known usage of decree in English dates from the 14th century.

Derivations in English

decreed, decreeing

Cognates

Dutch decreet, French décret, German Dekret, Italian decreto, Latin decretum, Lithuanian dekretas, Norwegian dekret, Polish dekret, Russian дeкpeт, Spanish decreto, Swedish dekret

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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