WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
consent decree′, [Law.]
  1. Lawmakingan agreement, approved by the court, pursuant to which the defendant ceases activities alleged by the government to be illegal and the government's action is dropped, esp. in antitrust and other regulatory matters.
  2. Lawmakingan agreement made in court by the parties to settle a suit in equity.
  • 1920–25

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