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A Decree is a formal expression of an adjudication by a court.

In order for a court decision be called as a decree, there are five conditions to be met:

  • There must be a judicial determination of the matter in dispute. i.e. there should be an adjudication
  • Adjudication must have been given in the suite
  • Adjudication must have determined the rights of the parties with regard to all or any of the matters disputed in the suite
  • The determination must be a conclusive determination
  • Determination of a question within Section 47 or Section 144.

Types of Decrees

  • Preliminary Decree or a Fina Decree
  • Contest Decree & Consent Decree / Compromise Decree
  • Ex-parte Decree

Related Acts

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