Decree vs Diktat - What's the difference?

decree | diktat |

As nouns the difference between decree and diktat

is that decree is an edict or law while diktat is a harsh penalty or settlement imposed upon a defeated party by the victor.

As a verb decree

is to command by a decree.




(en noun)
  • An edict or law.
  • * Bible, Luke ii. 1
  • There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree ?
  • (legal) The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.
  • (legal) The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty or court of probate.
  • Usage notes

    * It is accurate to use the word judgment' for a decision of a '''court of law''', and '''decree''' from a ' court of equity , although the former term now includes both.

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)


  • To command by a decree.
  • A court decrees a restoration of property.
  • * Bible, Job xxii. 28
  • Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.






    (en noun)
  • a harsh penalty or settlement imposed upon a defeated party by the victor
  • a dogmatic decree, especially issued by one who rules without popular consent
  • *2005 , Vitaly Naumkin, Radical Islam in Central Asia: Between Pen and Rifle , page 179
  • It should be noted that Saddam's power was held up by fear and diktat .

    See also

    * dictate ---- ==Serbo-Croatian==


  • dictate
  • Declension

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