de·​cre·​tive di-ˈkrē-tiv How to pronounce decretive (audio)
: having the force of a decree : decretory

Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decretive was in 1609

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“Decretive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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