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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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If, therefore, a democracy is to be reckoned a free state, it is evident that any such establishment which centres all power in the votes of the people cannot, properly speaking, be a democracy: for their decrees cannot be general in their extent.
We might fail to carry out our decrees against our enemies, such as the Pococks, for instance; but the one thing we could not afford to fail in was the punishment of our own traitors.
Years passed, and in vain the Fighting Groups strove to execute their decree.
URIEL, for thou of those seav'n Spirits that stand In sight of God's high Throne, gloriously bright, The first art wont his great authentic will Interpreter through highest Heav'n to bring, Where all his Sons thy Embassie attend; And here art likeliest by supream decree Like honour to obtain, and as his Eye To visit oft this new Creation round; Unspeakable desire to see, and know All these his wondrous works, but chiefly Man, His chief delight and favour, him for whom All these his works so wondrous he ordaind, Hath brought me from the Quires of Cherubim Alone thus wandring.
On 13 February 2018 the NBS Bank Board approved by circular resolution the following Decrees of Narodna banka Slovenska.
Since the argument over the decree began, President Michel Aoun has suggested that those who objected to the issuance of the decree should review it before the concerned judicial authorities that look into the disputes arising as a result of the issuance of decrees by the executive authority," the statement said.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Monday issued four Royal Decrees as follows:
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said today issued six Royal Decrees as follows: Royal Decree No.
TAP) - The Cabinet meeting convening on Friday in Kasbah palace, adopted government decrees, including some related to the expropriation for public utility for the achievement of public projects and also the following decrees:
Muscat, May 12(ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said today issued two Royal decrees as follows:
All decrees should be published in the Official Gazette and considered valid from the dates of their assigned validities.
DAMASCUS, (SANA)- President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday issued the following decrees: A decree appointing Mr.