final decree
final decree see decree

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

final decree
A final judgment in a court case.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

final decree
n.
   another name for a final judgment. In states where there are interlocutory decrees of divorce (in the hope that a further wait may lead to reconciliation), followed several months later by the actual divorce, the second order is called a final decree, issued after the filing of a declaration that the couple is still asunder (can not get back together).
   See also: final judgment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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