decree by consent
- See consent decree.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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decree — de‧cree [dɪˈkriː] noun [countable] LAW 1. a judgement made in a court of law after a civil action: • The council had already been successful in obtaining a court decree against the former MP. conˈsent deˌcree LAW an order … Financial and business terms
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consent decree — ➔ decree * * * consent decree UK US noun [C] ► LAW in the US, an official legal judgement that describes an agreement that has been made by the two sides in a particular legal case. This often involves one side agreeing to end legal action if… … Financial and business terms
consent judgment — see judgment 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consent judgment … Law dictionary
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consent decree — consent′ decree n. law a judicial decree that endorses a settlement reached by two contending parties • Etymology: 1920–25 … From formal English to slang
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decree nisi — see decree Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. decree nisi n. A condit … Law dictionary
consent order — see order 3b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consent order … Law dictionary