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decree

Technically,the judgment of a court of equity.Today,states have abolished the distinctions between courts of law,which followed fairly strict rules of law and awarded damages to injured parties, and courts of equity, which generally tried to do what was fair and just (equitable) and issued decrees to people ordering them to do something,or to stop doing something.Causes of action are grounded in law or equity,but the same court and same judge now hear everything.

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Article (1) states that Muscat Municipality Law attached to this decree shall be applied.
All decrees should be published in the Official Gazette and considered valid from the dates of their assigned validities.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has issued four Royal Decrees.
DAMASCUS, (SANA)- President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday issued the following decrees: A decree appointing Mr.
Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to reform the process of modifying and terminating consent decrees entered against states and local governments, as long called for by NLC.
Thabet said that the publication of other decrees cancelling the decree of May 20, 2011 is required before it comes into effect, who denied that elections can be questioned because of the promulgation of this decree.
That's why they're providing the public an object lesson in the perils and limitations of consent decrees.
Unlike previous German chancellors, who had "been dependent on the President's power to issue emergency decrees under article 48 of the constitution .
Department of Corrections officials who had entered into a consent decree governing conditions for pretrial detainees in New York City jails moved for the immediate termination of those decrees under the provisions of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).
Many divorce or maintenance decrees cover only the period of time until a child reaches the age of majority (usually 18 or 21, depending on state law).
financial-related decrees so that the resolution of Thailand's
A federal court in New York already has applied this standard; last May, it lifted antitrust decrees that prevented the Eastman Kodak Company from selling private-label photographic film and from offering color film together with processing services.