decree pro confesso

decree pro confesso
decree pro confesso see decree

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • decree pro confesso — A judgment or decree in a suit in equity taken against a defendant in default. 27 Am J2d Eq § 221. The method in equity of taking a bill pro confesso is consonant with the rule and practice of the courts of law, where, if the defendant makes… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pro confesso — pro con·fes·so /ˌprō kən fe sō/ adv [Latin]: as though confessed the plaintiff s pleadings were taken pro confesso since the defendant did not appear see also decree pro confesso at decree Merriam Webster’s D …   Law dictionary

  • pro confesso — See confession of judgment; decree pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • taking bill pro confesso — See decree pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pro confesso — /prow kanfesow/ For confessed; as confessed. A term applied to a bill in equity, and the decree founded upon it, where no answer is made to it by the defendant. Under rules practice, this has been replaced by a default for want of prosecution.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • decree — de·cree /di krē/ n [Old French decré, from Latin decretum, from neuter of decretus, past participle of decernere to decide] 1: an order having the force of law by judicial decree 2: a judicial decision esp. in an equity or probate court; broadly …   Law dictionary

  • decree — The judgment of a court of equity or chancery, answering for most purposes to the judgment of a court of law. A decree in equity is a sentence or order of the court, pronounced on hearing and understanding all the points in issue, and determining …   Black's law dictionary

  • decree — The judgment of a court of equity or chancery, answering for most purposes to the judgment of a court of law. A decree in equity is a sentence or order of the court, pronounced on hearing and understanding all the points in issue, and determining …   Black's law dictionary

  • bill taken pro confesso — In equity practice, an order which the court of chancery makes when the defendant does not file an answer, that the plaintiff may take such a decree as the case made by his bill warrants …   Black's law dictionary

  • bill taken pro confesso — In equity practice, an order which the court of chancery makes when the defendant does not file an answer, that the plaintiff may take such a decree as the case made by his bill warrants …   Black's law dictionary

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