|Decree - S. 2(2)
||Order S. 2(14)
|Can only be passed in a suit originated by the presentation of a plaint.
||Can be passed in a suit originated by the presentation of a plaint, application, or petition.
|Contains Conclusive Determination of a right
||May or may not finally determine a right.
|May be final, preliminary, or partly preliminary - partly final.
||Cannot be a preliminary order.
|In general, there can only be one decree or at the most one preliminary and one final decree in a suit.
||There can be any number of orders in a suit.
|Every decree is appealable unless an appeal is expressly barred.
||Only those orders which are specified as appealable in the code are appealable.
|A second appeal may lie against a decree to a High Court on certain grounds.
||There is no second appeal for orders.