decretal


de·cre·tal

noun \di-ˈkrē-təl, ˈde-kri-təl\

Definition of DECRETAL

:  decree; especially :  a papal letter giving an authoritative decision on a point of canon law

Origin of DECRETAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin decretalis of a decree, from Latin decretum decree
First Known Use: 14th century

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