Meaning of “consent decree” in the English Dictionary

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"consent decree" in Business English

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consent decreenoun [ C ]

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LAW in the US, an official legal judgement that describes an agreement that has been made by the two sides in a particular legal case. This often involves one side agreeing to end legal action if particular things are done by the other side:

(Definition of “consent decree” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)