1) What is decree?

      According to Section2(2) of the Civil Procedure Code defines decree, “Decree” means the formal expression of an adjudication which, so far as regards the Court expressing it, conclusively determines the rights of the parties with regard to all or any of the matters in controversy in the suit and may be either preliminary or final.

2) What is order?

      Section 2(14) of the Civil Procedure Code, “order” means the formal expression of any decision of a Civil Court which is not a decree

3) Similarities between order and decree

There are some common elements in order and decree which are as follows-

- Decree and Order both relate to matter in controversy;

- Both  are Decisions given by the court;

- Both (Degree and order) are adjudications of a court of law


- Both (Degree and order) are formal expressions of a decision


See also...


1. Difference between Decree and Order

2. Difference between Res Judicata and Res Subjudice

3. What is Stay of suit or Res-Subjudice

4. Suits relating to public nuisance Section 91 of civil procedure code

5. Bar to further suit  [Bar of suit] (Section 12 of the Code of Civil Procedure)

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