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dɪˈkrit ldec·re·tal

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Wiktionary

  1. decretalnoun

    A papal decree.

  2. decretalnoun

    Any decree or pronounced instruction.

  3. decretaladjective

    Pertaining to a decree.

  4. Etymology: From decretal, from decretalis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Decretaladjective

    Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree.

    Etymology: decretum, Latin.

    A decretal epistle is that which the pope decrees either by himself, or else by the advice of his cardinals; and this must be on his being consulted by some particular person or persons thereon. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

  2. Decretalnoun

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    The second room, whose walls
    Were painted fair with memorable gests,
    Of magistrates, of courts, of tribunals,
    Of commonwealths, of states, of policy,
    Of laws, of judgments, and of decretals. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    Traditions and decretals were made of equal force, and as authentical as the sacred charter itself. James Howell, Vocal Forrest.

Wikipedia

  1. Decretal

    Decretals (Latin: litterae decretales) are letters of a pope that formulate decisions in ecclesiastical law of the Catholic Church.They are generally given in answer to consultations but are sometimes given due to the initiative of the pope himself. These furnish, with the canons of the councils, the chief source of the legislation of the Church, and formed the greater part of the Corpus Iuris Canonici before they were formally replaced by the Codex Iuris Canonici of 1917. However, Cardinal Pietro Gasparri led the papal commission for the revision of canon law and later on published a guide to the fontes (sources) used in the 1917 code. Many canons in this code can easily be retraced in their relationship to and dependency on medieval decretals as well as Roman law. In themselves, the medieval decretals form a very special source which throws light on medieval conflicts and the approaches to their solution. They are sometimes concerned with very important issues touching on many aspects of medieval life, for example: marriage or legal procedure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decretaladjective

    appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle

  2. Decretaladjective

    an authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. The decretals form the second part of the canon law

  3. Decretaladjective

    the collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort

  4. Etymology: [LL. decretale, neut. of L. decretalis. See Decretal, a.]

Wikidata

  1. Decretal

    Decretals are letters of the pope that formulate decisions in ecclesiastical law of the Catholic Church. They are generally given in answer to consultations but are sometimes given due to the initiative of the pope himself. These furnish, with the canons of the councils, the chief source of the legislation of the church, and formed the greater part of the Corpus Iuris Canonici before they were formally replaced by the Codex Iuris Canonici of 1917. However, Cardinal Pietro Gasparri led the papal commission for the revision of canon law and later on published a guide to the fonts used in the 1917 code, many canons in this code can easily be retraced in their relationship to and dependency on medieval decretals as well as Roman law. In themselves, the medieval decretals form a very special source which throws light on medieval conflicts and the approaches to their solution. They are sometimes concerned with very important issues touching on many aspects of medieval life, for example marriage and legal procedure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decretal

    de-krē′tal, adj. pertaining to a decree.—n. a decree, esp. of the pope: a book containing decrees: spec. in pl. the second part of the canon law, the decrees of various popes determining points of ecclesiastical law.—n. Decrē′tist, in medieval universities, a student of the decretals, a student of law.—adjs. Decrē′tive; Decrē′tory, pertaining to a decree, judicial. [L. decretalisdecretum.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decretal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decretal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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