A décret is a decree or edict rendered by the Empress of Australia. A décret has the full force of binding law within the lands of the Empire of Australia.
These edicts run the gamut from the fanciful (exempli gratia, Décret 1713) to the deadly serious (exempli gratia, Décret 1927).
Failure to heed a décret is punishable in the Empire through various means up to and including death. Several décrets have punishments attached to them should they fail to be heeded.
The system of décrets was initially formalized by Eleanor the Second and is one of her greatest lasting legacies.