Meaning of “decree absolute” in the English Dictionary

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"decree absolute" in British English

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decree absolutenoun [ S ]

uk /dɪˌkriː ˈæb.sə.luːt/ us /dɪˌkriː ˈæb.sə.luːt/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Both the decree nisi and the decree absolute were granted. 
  • How this was arranged I do not know, but the decree nisi and the decree absolute were granted without any difficulties arising. 
  • Norman is getting a divorce—the decree absolute will be granted in March next. 
  • This mode of procedure was, of course, a most expensive one, and during the seventeenth century but three decrees absolute were granted, the parties in each belonging to the peerage and the cause being the same. 

(Definition of “decree absolute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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