DECRETAL MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Decretal Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort.
  2. (a.) Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle.
  3. (a.) An authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. The decretals form the second part of the canon law.


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