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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. decree
El gobierno emitió un decreto que regula la pornografía.The government issued a decree regulating pornography.
b. order
El Instituto Nacional se creó formalmente el 8 de diciembre de 1935 por decreto presidencial.The National Institute was formally created on December 8, 1935 by presidential decree.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. decree
por real decretoby royal decree
decreto leydecree order in council
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decree; order; (Parl) act
real decreto royal decree; por real decreto by royal decree; compulsorily; willy-nilly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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