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consent decree


As part of a consent decree, IBP agreed to cover its wastewater lagoons there.
Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  an out-of-court agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court and thus has the force of a court order
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  • As part of a consent decree, IBP agreed to cover its wastewater lagoons there.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Afraid that an antitrust trial might end with an unfavorable verdict, the five meatpacking companies signed a consent decree in 1920 that forced them to sell off their stockyards, retail meat stores, railway interests, and livestock journals.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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Associated words [difficulty]:   consent decree [9] , nisi [9]
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