final decree


final decree
The decree rendered by a court of bankruptcy whereby the estate of a debtor undergoing readjustment or reorganization in bankruptcy is closed, the receiver or trustee, if any discharged, and such other relief by way of injunction or otherwise, as may be equitable is granted. A decree in equity which disposes of the cause or a part thereof, reserving no question or direction for future determination in reference to the cause or the part of the cause adjudicated, 27 Am J2d Eq § 245; the practical equivalent of final judgment in modern practice. According to some authorities, a decree may be partly final and partly interlocutory-final as to its determination of all issues of fact and law, and interlocutory as to its mode of execution. 27 Am J2d Eq § 245. See final judgment.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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