See also:form Decreet, an authoritative decision having the force of
See also:law; the
See also:judgment of a
See also:court of
See also:justice . In
See also:Roman law, a decree (decretum) was the decision of the emperor, as the supreme judicial officer, settling a case which had been referred to him . In ecclesiastical law the
See also:term was given to a decision of an ecclesiastical council settling a doubtful point of
See also:doctrine or discipline (cf. also
See also:DECRETALS) . In
See also:English law decree was more particularly the judgment of a court of
See also:equity, but since the Judicature Acts the expression " judgment" (q.v.) is employed in reference to the decisions of all the divisions of the supreme court . A " decree nisi" is the conditional
See also:order for a dissolution of
See also:marriage made by the
See also:divorce court, and it is made " absolute " after six months (which
See also:period may, however, be shortened) in the
See also:absence of sufficient cause shown to the contrary . (See DIVORCE.) Decreet arbitral is a Scottish phrase for the award of an arbitrator .
DECRETALS (Epistolae decretales)
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