Definitions

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  • n. The final judgment of the Court of Session, or of an inferior court, by which the question at issue is decided.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The final judgment of the Court of Session, or of an inferior court, by which the question at issue is decided.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scots law, a decree. See decree, n., 1.

Etymologies

Related to decree. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But it went, he said, just like a decreet in absence, and was lost for want of a contradictor.

    Redgauntlet

  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spuilzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye?

    Waverley

  • ‘I understand your honour perfectly; it can be dune as easy as taking out a decreet in absence.’

    Waverley

  • Doom's done wi '; it's his decreet, and I'm no' a day ower soon wi 'the promise o' the Red Sodger -- for the which I'm muckle obleeged to you,

    Doom Castle

  • In a decreet arbitral, dated 16th Oct. 1518, as well as in the sentence pronounced against Sir John Borthwick, in 1540, he is styled a Canon of the

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • ` ` I understand your honour perfectly; it can be dune as easy as taking out a decreet in absence. ''

    The Waverley

  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spulzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye?

    The Waverley

  • Francis Stewart, son of the forfeited Earl, obtained from the favour of Charles I. a decreet-arbitral, appointing the two noblemen, grantees of his father's estate, to restore the same, or make some compensation for retaining it.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • 'I understand your honour perfectly; it can be dune as easy as taking out a decreet in absence.'

    Waverley — Complete

  • 'And now, though you have given a tolerable breviate of this great lawsuit, of whilk everybody has heard something that has walked the boards in the Outer House (here's to ye again, by way of interim decreet) yet ye have omitted to speak a word of the arrestments.'

    Redgauntlet

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