Example sentences for: decrees

How can you use “decrees” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Liberal Catholics concede that John Paul II may follow the letter of the council's decrees but, mindful that "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life" (2 Corinthians 3:6), they see in Vatican II a trajectory of further change that this pope has frustrated.

  • Many judges are reluctant to address those issues in emergency protective orders, since the decrees stay in effect for such a short time, Milne and Ralphs said.

  • These are crisscrossed by numerous narrow alleys called “wynds” and separated by open spaces where markets were held, royal decrees were heard, and criminals were hanged in front of large and enthusiastic crowds.

  • Where the palazzo joins the basilica’s southernmost flank is the Porta della Carta (Gate of the Paper, where the doge posted his decrees and scribes gathered).

  • Official decrees standardized weights and measures and even the axle dimensions of all wagons (the latter edict kept transport in the same ruts for countless years).

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