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Decree vs. Demand — What's the Difference?

Decree vs. Demand — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Decree and Demand

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Decree

A decree is a rule of law usually issued by a head of state (such as the president of a republic or a monarch), according to certain procedures (usually established in a constitution). It has the force of law.
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Demand

In economics, demand is the quantity of a good that consumers are willing and able to purchase at various prices during a given period of time. The relationship between price and quantity demanded is also called the demand curve.
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Decree

An authoritative order having the force of law.
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Demand

An insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
A series of demands for far-reaching reforms
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Decree

The judgment of a court of equity.
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Demand

Ask authoritatively or brusquely
‘Where is she?’ he demanded
The police demanded that he give them the names
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Decree

The judgment of a court.
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Demand

To ask for urgently or peremptorily
Demand an investigation into the murder.
Demanding that he leave immediately.
Demanded to speak to the manager.
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Decree

A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
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Demand

To claim as just or due
Demand repayment of a loan.
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Decree

An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
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Demand

To ask to be informed of
Demanded an explanation for the interruption.
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Decree

To order, establish, or decide by decree
Decreed that the two kingdoms would be united.
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Demand

To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for
A gem that demands a fine setting.
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Decree

To issue a decree.
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Demand

To lay legal claim to; claim formally.
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Decree

An edict or law.
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Demand

To ask that (something) be done in accordance with a legal requirement.
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Decree

(legal) The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.
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Demand

To make a demand.
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Decree

(legal) The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty or court of probate.
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Demand

An act of demanding; an urgent request.
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Decree

(religion) A predetermination made by God; an act of providence.
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Demand

Something demanded
On strike until they get their demands.
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Decree

To command by a decree.
A court decrees a restoration of property.
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Demand

An urgent requirement or need
The heavy demands of her job.
The emotional demands of his marriage.
An increased oxygen demand.
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Decree

An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru decision.
There went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree?
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Demand

The state of being sought after
In great demand as a speaker.
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Decree

A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
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Demand

(Economics) The desire for goods or services in an economy, measured as the amount people are ready to buy at a given price
Supply should rise to meet demand.
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Decree

An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
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Demand

A formal claim.
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Decree

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.
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.
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Demand

A request that some act be done or payment made in accordance with a legal requirement.
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Decree

To ordain by fate.
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Demand

(Archaic) An emphatic question or inquiry.
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Decree

To make decrees; - used absolutely.
Father eternal! thine is to decree;Mine, both in heaven and earth to do thy will.
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Demand

The desire to purchase goods and services.
Prices usually go up when demand exceeds supply.
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Decree

A legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);
A friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
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Demand

(economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.
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Decree

Issue a decree;
The King only can decree
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Demand

A forceful claim for something.
Modern society is responding to women's demands for equality.
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Decree

Decide with authority;
The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed
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Demand

A requirement.
His job makes many demands on his time.
There is a demand for voluntary health workers in the poorer parts of Africa and Asia.
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Demand

An urgent request.
She couldn't ignore the newborn baby's demands for attention.
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Demand

An order.
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Demand

(electricity supply) More precisely peak demand or peak load, a measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short period of time; the power load integrated over a specified time interval.
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Demand

To request forcefully.
I demand to see the manager.
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Demand

To claim a right to something.
The bank is demanding the mortgage payment.
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Demand

To ask forcefully for information.
I demand an immediate explanation.
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Demand

To require of someone.
This job demands a lot of patience.
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Demand

(legal) To issue a summons to court.
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Demand

To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.
This, in our foresaid holy father's name,Pope Innocent, I do demand of thee.
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Demand

To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
I did demand what news from Shrewsbury.
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Demand

To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
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Demand

To call into court; to summon.
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Demand

To make a demand; to inquire.
The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do?
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Demand

The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand.
The demand [is] by the word of the holy ones.
He that has confidence to turn his wishes into demands will be but a little way from thinking he ought to obtain them.
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Demand

Earnest inquiry; question; query.
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Demand

A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand.
In 1678 came forth a second edition [Pilgrim's Progress] with additions; and then the demand became immense.
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Demand

That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
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Demand

The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.
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Demand

The ability and desire to purchase goods and services;
The automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
The demand exceeded the supply
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Demand

An urgent or peremptory request;
His demands for attention were unceasing
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Demand

A condition requiring relief;
She satisfied his need for affection
God has no need of men to accomplish His work
There is a demand for jobs
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Demand

The act of demanding;
The kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money
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Demand

Required activity;
The requirements of his work affected his health
There were many demands on his time
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Demand

Request urgently and forcefully;
The victim's family is demanding compensation
The boss demanded that he be fired immediately
She demanded to see the manager
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Demand

Require as useful, just, or proper;
It takes nerve to do what she did
Success usually requires hard work
This job asks a lot of patience and skill
This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent
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Demand

Claim as due or just;
The bank demanded payment of the loan
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Demand

Lay legal claim to
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Demand

Summon to court
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Demand

Ask to be informed of;
I demand an explanation
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