Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Same as Decree.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. The final Judgment or sentence of a court
    —Decreet absolvitor. A decree dismissing a claim, or acquitting a defendant. 2 Kames, Eq. 367.
    —Decreet arbitral. An award of arbitrators. 1 Kames, Eq. 312, 313; 2 Kames Eq. 367.
    —Decreet cognitionis cansa. When a creditor brings his action against the heir of his debtor in order to constitute the debt against him and attach the lands, and the heir appears and renounces the succession, the court then pronounces a decree cognitionis causa. Bell.
    —Decreet condemnator. One where the decision is in favor of the plaintiff. Ersk. Inst. 4, 3, 5.
    —Decreet of valuation of teinds. A sentence of the court of sessions, (who are now in the place of the commissioners for the valuation of teinds,) determining the extent and value of teinds. Bell.