Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin decretalis of a decree, from Latin decretum decree
14th century, in the meaning defined above
“Decretal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decretal. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.
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