Decree Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Decree, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Decree?

n. Synonymous with the term judgment. In some legal areas such as probates of estates, divorce, admiralty law and in court rulings ordering or prohibiting certain acts, the term decrees is more commonly used or preferred. Therefore, judgments may refer to final or interlocutory decrees.