papal decree

Definition of papal decree

  1. :  a decree from a Pope

Word by Word Definitions

papalplay
  1. :  of or relating to a pope or to the Roman Catholic Church

    :  resembling a pope or that of a pope

decreeplay
  1. :  an order usually having the force of law

    :  a religious ordinance enacted by council or titular head

    :  a foreordaining will

  1. :  to command or enjoin by or as if by decree

    :  to determine or order judicially

    :  ordain


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