interlocutory decree

interlocutory decree
A decree intended, not as a final adjudication, but as a determination made for the purpose of presenting the case in such form that it may, in the end, be heard on the merits and finally adjudicated. 27 Am J2d Eq § 235. The determination of a matter preliminary to trial or hearing for the rendition of a final decree. Comans v Tapley, 101 Miss 203, 57 So 567. A decree of divorce, that is, a decree which determines that a party is entitled to a divorce, such decree not to be final until after the expiration of the period of time prescribed by the statute. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 427. See interlocutory judgment.

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