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decree absolute

noun
1.
the final decree in divorce proceedings, which leaves the parties free to remarry Compare decree nisi
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  • In Scotland there is no decree nisi, no decree absolute, and no intervention by the King's Proctor.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  • How this was arranged I do not know, but the decree nisi and the decree absolute were granted without any difficulties arising.

    Women's Wild Oats C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • In special cases the court has power to make the decree absolute before the expiration of six months after the decree nisi.

  • They were to be married the instant the injured husband obtained his decree absolute.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Norman is getting a divorce—the decree absolute will be granted in March next.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Nowadays, in most social circles, the decree absolute is coming to be looked upon as an absolution.

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