This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
"The decree of a court of chancery is its order or sentence determining and adjusting the rights and interests of the parties to the suit upon the issues submitted and heard."
Decrees are divided into interlocutory and final decrees. Interlocutory decrees are those given during the progress of the case, and settling some preliminary matter.
A final decree is one which disposes of the suit on its merits, leaving nothing further for the court to do.