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Concept of Decree, Decreet

Traditional meaning of decree, decreet [1] in scots law: The judgment of a court of equity or admiralty, which, if final, disposes of the suit; see 1 Kent, 316; if interlocutory, disposes not of the main question, but of some plea or issue arising in the cause; see 135 U. S. 232. Decree nisi: one which will be made absolute on motion, unless some cause to prevent intervene. Decree pro confesso: an order of a court of equity that the allegations in the bill be taken as confessed by a defendant in default. The plaintiff may then have an ex parte hearing. Decree absolvitor: a decree for the defendant; condenmator, for the plaintiff.


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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Decree, Decreet”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Decree, Decreet.

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  • Article Name: Decreet
  • Author: Harrison Davis
  • Description: Concept of Decree, Decreet Traditional meaning of decree, decreet [1] in scots law: The judgment of a court of equity or [...]

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