final decree

final decree

n. another name for a final judgment. In states where there are interlocutory decrees of divorce (in the hope that a further wait may lead to reconciliation), followed several months later by the actual divorce, the second order is called a final decree, issued after the filing of a declaration that the couple is still asunder (can't get back together.)

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Not a limb was moved, nor was a breath drawn louder and longer than common, until the closing syllable of this final decree had passed the lips of Tamenund.
If there is already a final decree of absolute divorce, it shall be set aside.
NNA - Minister of Interior, Nuhad al-Mashnouk, said during the celebration of the International Civil Defense Day that he has kept his promise and "signed the final decree that will open the door for rendering civil defense volunteers full-timers," stressing that "the efforts exerted by civil defense elements over the past years have not been in vain.
Appel submitted a proposed Final Decree of Divorce stating that there were no children born or adopted of the marriage.
Only then is a final decree made available to the public.
The data would then be amended and updated under the supervision of the prime minister, who would then issue a final decree of those to be included under the law.
diocese received a final decree to close its Chapter 11 reorganization case.
Tina and Mathew Knowles were given a final decree of divorce in November 2011 after 31 years of marriage.
In addition, the final decree of divorce must occur no later than two years after execution of the written agreement and no earlier than one year prior to the execution of the agreement.
A petitioner must then wait a minimum of six weeks and a day before they can apply to the court for the second and final decree of a divorce, a decree absolute.
65) One of two surviving Ayyubid and Mamluk deeds granting an iqta' shows that this copying process was also part of the archival practices: the first draft version was to be retained in diwan al-jaysh, the second was to be sent to the chancery and kept there; the final decree was handed to the recipient.
75 - Section 8, accompanied under penalty of exclusion from the commitment to release the bank guarantee referred to in Article 113 of the final decree, if the tenderer proves custody, and the obligation to pay the penalty provided in paragraph 2-bis of ~Art.