de·​cre·​to·​ry ˈde-krə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce decretory (audio)
: relating to or fixed by a decree or decision

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decretory was circa 1631

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“Decretory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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