Decree Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Decree.

Decree (noun):

A decree is a formal and authoritative order issued by a court, which has the force of a law. It is often used in specific legal fields such as estate probate, divorce, and admiralty law. The term "decree" can refer to final or provisional (interlocutory) court decisions, and is often synonymous with the term "judgment".