decree by consent

See consent decree.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 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

  • consent decree — see decree Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consent decree n …   Law dictionary

  • decree — de·cree /di krē/ n [Old French decré, from Latin decretum, from neuter of decretus, past participle of decernere to decide] 1: an order having the force of law by judicial decree 2: a judicial decision esp. in an equity or probate court; broadly …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • consent — con·sent n 1 a: compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another; specif: the voluntary agreement or acquiescence by a person of age or with requisite mental capacity who is not under duress or coercion and usu. who has knowledge… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • consent decree — n. a negotiated agreement of the parties to a lawsuit which resolves the disputed issues and is sanctioned by the court; often, specif., such an agreement by which the defendant agrees to cease an activity or practice asserted by the government… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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