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Adjective: decretal  di'kree-t(u)l
  1. Of or relating to a decree
Noun: decretal  di'kree-t(u)l
  1. 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

Derived forms: decretals

Encyclopedia: Decretal