consent decree

noun

Definition of consent decree

: a judicial decree that sanctions a voluntary agreement between parties in dispute

Examples of consent decree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This apparent spill comes less than one month after a federal judge approved a consent decree for US Steel Midwest's past wastewater violations. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Sep. 2021 Soros eventually signs a consent decree that neither admits nor denies guilt. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 26 July 2021 Hickey, a formal federal prosecutor, is in charge of implementing a consent decree that resulted from a Department of Justice investigation and finding in 2017 that the Chicago Police Department had engaged in decades of civil rights abuses. Annie Sweeney, chicagotribune.com, 20 July 2021 The plaintiffs are asking for a temporary restraining order, saying the moves violate a January 1991 consent decree, an agreement between the state and lawyers for patients that outlines treatment and other conditions at Whiting. Pat Eaton-robb, courant.com, 4 June 2021 This apparent spill comes less than one month after a federal judge approved a consent decree for US Steel Midwest's past wastewater violations. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Sep. 2021 Several former federal officials told the news organizations there is no particular set of problems that trigger a DOJ investigation, which is a necessary step before the department can seek a consent decree. ProPublica, 24 Sep. 2021 Mayor John Cranley along with Isaac had sought to continue the consent decree’s goals. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 16 Sep. 2021 The state will now ask Aurora to sign a voluntary consent decree that will appoint a third-party monitor to oversee changes to the city’s police and fire departments. Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of consent decree

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consent decree was in 1904

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12 Oct 2021

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“Consent decree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consent%20decree. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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Legal Definition of consent decree

— see decree

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