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  1. A decree in Equity is a sentence or order of the court, pronounced on hearing and understanding all the points in issue, and determining the rights of all the parties to the suit, according to equity and good conscience. It is a declaration of the court announcing the legal consequences of the facts found.
  2. decree, in law, decision of a suit in a court of equity equity, principles of justice originally developed by the English chancellor. In Anglo-American jurisprudence equitable principles and remedies are distinguished from the older system that the common law courts evolved.
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  4. decree: 1 n a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) Synonyms: edict, fiat, order, rescript Types: show 15 types hide 15 types consent decree an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable.
  5. In a general sense, an order or law made by a superior authority for the direction of others. In ecclesiastical use it has various meanings. Any papal Bull, Brief, or Motu Proprio is a decree inasmuch as these documents are legislative acts of the Holy Father. In this sense the term is quite ancient.
  6. Decree definition is - an order usually having the force of law. How to use decree in a sentence.
  7. decree - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions. Inflections of 'decree' (v): (⇒ conjugate) decrees v 3rd person singular decreeing v pres p verb, present participle: ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." decreed v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man.".
  8. The KJV uses “decree” to describe the decision of the Apostolic Council (Acts ) and of a human inward decision not to marry (1 Corinthians ). NIV refers to God's righteous decree of death for sinners (Romans ). NAS uses “decree” for God's law which led to disobedience and death (Colossians ,Colossians , ). NRSV.
  9. But there was the decree, written in letters of blood and flame. It seemed more than a decree of chance that their fates should be intertwined. There he was, and there was the decree; he had been taken in France, and his head was demanded. It was nothing that the decree .