consent decree
noun Date: 1904 a judicial decree that sanctions a voluntary agreement between parties in dispute

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  • consent decree — 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 …   Universalium

  • Duran Consent Decree — The Duran consent decree was a stipulated agreement to litigation of Duran v. King regarding prison conditions in New Mexico. Categories: New Mexico lawUnited States prison stubs …   Wikipedia

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