Decree absolute – Used in divorce court cases, this legal term refers to the name given to the final and conclusive court decision after the condition of a decree nisi (written agreement by the ex-husbands) is met, to proclaim divorce. This document brings a marriage to an end. It should be kept by the recipient in a safe place because he/she may need to present it if they ever decide to marry again. Or they need in the future to prove the divorce for some other reason. Courts issue copies, but against a charge.