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Comparative law notes

Use in the administrative or public law context.

Definitions of decree

an order or judgment of a court

A Paisley Court has granted an eviction decree against Ruby Hart, 49, following six months of her non-payment of rent.

an order, especially one made by a head of state or government, that has the force of law but which has not necessarily been passed into law by the legislature

President Mamadou Tanja of Niger has announced that he will rule the country by decree.