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Decree vs. Proclamation

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Main Difference

The main difference between Decree and Proclamation is that the Decree is a rule of law usually issued by a head of state and Proclamation is a official declaration

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  • Decree (noun)

    An edict or law.

  • Decree (noun)

    The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.

  • Decree (noun)

    The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty or court of probate.

  • Decree (verb)

    To command by a decree.

    "A court decrees a restoration of property."

  • Proclamation (noun)

    A statement which is proclaimed; formal public announcement.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Decree (noun)

    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.

  • Decree (noun)

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

  • Decree (noun)

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

  • 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.

  • Decree

    To ordain by fate.

  • Decree (verb)

    To make decrees; - used absolutely.

  • Proclamation (noun)

    The act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication.

  • Proclamation (noun)

    That which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king; a Thanksgiving proclamation.

Webster Dictionary
  • Decree (noun)

    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"

  • Decree (verb)

    issue a decree;

    "The King only can decree"

  • Decree (verb)

    decide with authority;

    "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"

  • Proclamation (noun)

    a formal public statement;

    "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"

    "a declaration of independence"

  • Proclamation (noun)

    the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice;

    "his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"

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