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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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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.
The oligarchs themselves were compelled to listen to the decrees of the Groups, and often, when they disobeyed, were punished by death--and likewise with the subordinates of the oligarchs, with the officers of the army and the leaders of the labor castes.
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.
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.
The change in Rating Outlook on the water and wastewater revenue bonds to Stable from Negative acknowledges recent positive developments, including approval of sizable rate increase; voter approval of a four-year, one-cent sales tax that at least temporarily reduces rate increases to manageable levels; approval of low-interest state loans; and continued progress toward meeting consent decree requirements.
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Muscat, Apr 1 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has issued four Royal decrees as follows; Royal Decree No.
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A Decree amending Decree No 8/2012 of Narodna banka Slovenska of 20 November 2012 on fees for acts performed by Narodna banka Slovenska, as amended.
Royal Decree 2/2018 establishes a Centre for Competition Protection and Prevention of Monopoly and promulgates its system.
Summary: President Michel Aoun and Speaker Nabih Berri engaged in fresh mud-slinging Monday over a decree promoting a number of Army officers, marking a serious escalation in a monthlong standoff that threatens to throw the country into political turmoil and paralyze the functioning of state institutions.
7 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today issued Decree 47/2017 on amending Decree 54/2007 on establishing the Urban Planning and Development Authority, and Decree 68/2012 on re-structuring the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.