Decree

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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).wikipedia
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Law

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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).
State-enforced laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or established by judges through precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions.

Ordonnance

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There exists a procedure for the Prime Minister to issue ordinances in such areas, but this procedure requires Parliament's express consent (see Art 38 of the 1958 Constitution).
Ordonnances should not be confused with décrets issued by the prime minister (an order-in-council) or president, or with ministerial orders (arrêtés); these are issued either in matters where the Constitution allows primary legislation from the Council or as secondary legislation implementing a statute.

Journal Officiel de la République Française

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Decrees are published in the Journal Officiel de la République Française or "French Gazette".

President of France

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The word décret, literally "decree", is an old legal usage in France and is used to refer to executive orders issued by the French President or Prime Minister.
Article 13: The President of the Republic shall sign the ordinances and decrees deliberated upon in the Council of Ministers.

Papal bull

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Any papal bull, brief, or motu proprio is a decree inasmuch as these documents are legislative acts of the pope.
Modern scholars have retroactively used the word "bull" to describe any elaborate papal document issued in the form of a decree or privilege, solemn or simple, and to some less elaborate ones issued in the form of a letter.

Executive order

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The executive orders made by the President of the United States, for example, are decrees (although a decree is not exactly an order).

Rule by decree

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Rule by decree allows the ruler to arbitrarily edit law, without approval by a legislative assembly.

Ukase

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"Edict" and "decree" are adequate translations using the terminology and concepts of Roman law.

Head of state

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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).

President (government title)

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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).

Republic

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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).

Monarch

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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).

President of the United States

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The executive orders made by the President of the United States, for example, are decrees (although a decree is not exactly an order).

English language

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In non-legal English usage, however, the term refers to any authoritarian decision.

Authoritarianism

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In non-legal English usage, however, the term refers to any authoritarian decision.

Belgium

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In Belgium, a decree is a law of a community or regional parliament, e.g. the Flemish Parliament.

Communities, regions and language areas of Belgium

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In Belgium, a decree is a law of a community or regional parliament, e.g. the Flemish Parliament.

Flemish Parliament

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In Belgium, a decree is a law of a community or regional parliament, e.g. the Flemish Parliament.

Prime Minister of France

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The word décret, literally "decree", is an old legal usage in France and is used to refer to executive orders issued by the French President or Prime Minister.

Constitution of France

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Any such order must not violate the French Constitution or Civil Code, and a party has the right to request an order be annulled in the French Council of State.

Napoleonic Code

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Any such order must not violate the French Constitution or Civil Code, and a party has the right to request an order be annulled in the French Council of State.

National Assembly (France)

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Presidential decrees are generally nominations or exceptional measures where law mandates a presidential decree, such as the dissolution of the French National Assembly and the calling of new legislative elections.