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  1. Scots law the final judgment or sentence of a court
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Word Origin for decreet

C14: decret, from Old French, from Latin dēcrētum decree
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Historical Examples of decreet

  • But it went, he said, just like a decreet in absence, and was lost for want of a contradictor.

    Red Gauntlet

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Decreet arbitral is a Scottish phrase for the award of an arbitrator.

  • The grounds of reduction of a decreet arbitral are “corruption,” “bribery,” “false hold” (Scots Act of Regulations 1695, s. 25).

  • This precedence had been assigned to it by the Decreet of Ranking , and assigns to it an origin in 1404 (or, as some say, 1395).