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 The case was settled with a consent decree in which Live Nation promised not to condition the provision of live shows to venues that chose not to use Ticketmaster as their ticketing agent, or to threaten or retaliate against any venues contracted with a rival ticketer, such as StubHub or SeatGeek. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 The monitoring team again pointed to the CPD’s data collection, retention and analysis policies as hindrances to the city’s overall compliance with the consent decree. Sam Charles, Chicago Tribune, 21 May 2024 That police accountability structure would be more aligned with past recommendations, including from the Community Oversight Task Force established under the city’s policing consent decree with the federal government. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 13 May 2024 Covenant Woods is to pay the woman the amount in full, according to a consent decree filed April 29. Julia Marnin, Miami Herald, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for consent decree 

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consent decree was in 1904

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“Consent decree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

consent decree

see decree

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