Decree (administrative law)

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A decree is an order issued by the executive to other government agencies or to the population of a country. In parliamentary systems, this possibility is severely restricted by the legislative authority of the legislature . In most cases, authorities are only empowered to issue decrees against subordinate departments, but not against citizens. One example of this is the circular in German administrative law .

The decree called in German legal act in many different languages jurisdictions decree called. A decree is ( by the competent authority) issued while a decree ( by the competent authority) has been made .

In autocratic systems such as dictatorships or absolute monarchies , the respective rulers often make use of this institute (for example, Adolf Hitler issued so-called “ Führer decrees ”) and sometimes govern exclusively through edicts or decrees.

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