• Decree is defined under Section 2(2) of the Code of Civil Procedure. It reads "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....". An order is defined in Section 2(14) of CPC. It means the formal expression of any decision of a Civil Court which is not a decree.
  • Decree is the formal expression of an adjudication. Order is the formal expression of any decision which is not a decree.
  • Decree is appealable. Orders are not generally appealable.
  • Decree conclusively determines rights of parties. Order may or may not finally determine such rights.
  • Decree follows adjudication of plaint/written statement. Order generally originates from an application.
  • Decree may be either preliminary or final. Order has no such categories.
  • Final decree only one in a suit. Many orders in suit.
  • Appeal generally follows. Appeal is an exceptional right.
  • There can be more than one appeal in decree. Appeal from orders are specifically provided.
  • Second appeal in a decree. No second appeal from orders.

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  1. difference between section 76 and 79 in ipc?


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