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* * *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 particular things are done by the other side: »
The consent decree requires the company to prepare, submit and implement plans for environmentally sound methods of waste disposal.
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consent decree — see decree Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consent decree n … 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
Consent decree — A consent decree (also referred to as a consent order or stipulated judgment or agreed judgment) is a final, binding judicial decree or judgment memorializing a voluntary agreement between parties to a suit in return for withdrawal of a criminal… … Wikipedia
consent decree — noun an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑decree, ↑edict, ↑fiat, ↑order, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
consent decree — A decree entered in an equity suit on consent of the parties. Such a decree, when entered, is binding on the consenting parties, and it cannot be heard or reviewed except on a showing that consent was obtained by fraud or that the decree was… … Ballentine's law dictionary
consent decree — noun A decree of a court giving effect to an agreement between the litigating parties. Syn: consent judgement … Wiktionary
consent decree — noun Date: 1904 a judicial decree that sanctions a voluntary agreement between parties in dispute … New Collegiate Dictionary
consent decree — Law. 1. an agreement, approved by the court, pursuant to which the defendant ceases activities alleged by the government to be illegal and the government s action is dropped, esp. in antitrust and other regulatory matters. 2. an agreement made in … Universalium
Duran Consent Decree — The Duran consent decree was a stipulated agreement to litigation of Duran v. King regarding prison conditions in New Mexico. Categories: New Mexico lawUnited States prison stubs … Wikipedia