interlocutory decree

Definition of "interlocutory decree"
  1. A provisional court decision given during a legal case, which becomes final only after certain conditions are met or a set period has elapsed
How to use "interlocutory decree" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued an interlocutory decree, providing temporary child custody rules until a final decision could be made.
  2. An interlocutory decree in the property division was issued, pending the conclusion of the case.
  3. The divorce proceedings included an interlocutory decree outlining the terms, which were to be finalized after a waiting period.

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