consent decree


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, ↑rescript

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noun
: a consent judgment by a court exercising equity jurisdiction or invoking equitable remedies

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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 court by the parties to settle a suit in equity.
[1920-25]

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consent decree,
Law. a decree arrived at with the consent of the contending parties, usually accepted in lieu of a judicial decree, but not binding on the court.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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